Washington Examiner: A socialist and a Tea Partier crash K Street


What do Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have in common?

They both ran against swamp creatures in government and in private industry, highlighting that, in the long run, there’s scant difference between the two in Washington.

Cruz came to Capitol Hill in 2012 by beating a lobbyist-backed lieutenant governor. AOC came in 2018 by beating a lobbyist-backed incumbent who has since cashed out to become a lobbyist.

Both are now behind a laudable idea to block the revolving door through which lawmakers and lobbyists rotate, enriching themselves and corrupting business and government.

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