I admit that in several threads I have suggested that AOC is a relatively junior person who is being blown out of proportion by conservatives looking for a new villain. Yesterday I started to think I might be wrong. There is some substance there.
This op-ed in today’s New York Times reinforced my assessment while watching AOC question Cohen yesterday. While most people on both sides of the aisle played to the gallery, she focused a series of questions on Cohen, building each question on the previous answer and getting on the record exactly who needs to be questioned to follow up on several of the financial crimes Cohen alleged Donald Trump had committed.
By not spending half here time making a speech about how awful the hearing was, and by asking clearly focused questions that did not require she cut off the answer to give herself more time, Ocasio-Cortez.
I kept thinking afterwards how if everyone, on both sides of the aisle had displayed the focus and discipline that she did that would have been one heck of hearing.