Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIncoming Dem lawmaker fires back at Trump’s former economic adviser: ‘No Gary, YOU don’t know what’s coming’ Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders Muslim congresswoman-elect says she ‘truly believes’ Trump is a racist MORE (D-Mich.) on Thursday shot back at former Goldman Sachs CEO Gary CohnGary David CohnSean Spicer took White House job to further his own agenda, says Lewandowski New book about White House stirs controversy Trump advisers allege ‘embedded enemies’ trying to undermine president MORE for comments he made while addressing new members of Congress at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
Cohn, who resigned as President TrumpDonald John TrumpNapolitano: Trump Jr. thinks he will be indicted by Mueller Dems cry foul in undecided N.C. race On The Money: Trump touts China actions day after stock slide | China ‘confident’ on new trade deal | GM chief meets lawmakers to calm anger over cuts | Huawei CFO arrested MORE‘s top economic adviser in March, was among several speakers during a bipartisan orientation program this week at Harvard.
Tlaib said on Twitter that Cohn told incoming lawmakers: “You guys are way over your head, you don’t know how the game is played.”
“No Gary, YOU don’t know what’s coming – a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits,” Tlaib tweeted.
Gary Cohen, former CEO Goldman Sachs addressing new members of Congress today: “You guys are way over your head, you don’t know how the game is played.”
No Gary, YOU don’t know what’s coming – a revolutionary Congress that puts people over profits. https://t.co/ZLML2qzAW6
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 6, 2018
The orientation at Harvard has been dubbed by the university as an event where newly elected lawmakers can “learn practical skills of lawmaking just one month prior to taking the oath of office.”
In addition to Cohn, speakers included Mary Barra, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, and Arthur Brooks, president of the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute.
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNancy Pelosi’s incredible comeback Incoming Dem lawmaker fires back at Trump’s former economic adviser: ‘No Gary, YOU don’t know what’s coming’ Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders MORE (D-N.Y.) voiced criticism of the event on Thursday, saying their were several corporate CEOs but no labor leaders in attendance.
Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a “Bipartisan” orientation w/ briefings on issues.
Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.
# of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: 4
# of Labor leaders: 0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 6, 2018
Tlaib, a former Michigan state representative, defeated five other candidates in Michigan’s Democratic primary earlier this year and ran unopposed in November. She has championed policy efforts such as “Medicare for all” and a $15 minimum wage.