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AOC's Chief of Staff and Top Spokesman Leave Her Office

Headline Roundup August 3rd, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office. Chakrabarti is leaving to work with New Consensus on the Green New Deal. Trent is leaving to work on Ocasio-Cortez's 2020 reelection campaign as communications director.

Media outlets on the right and in the center focused on Chakrabarti's involvement in controversies including his recent criticism of moderate Democrats. Media outlets on the left pointed out the exit had been planned since before AOC's feud with moderate Democrats earlier this month, which lead to Trump's controversial tweets about leftist House Democrats.

AOC's Chief of Staff and Top Spokesman Leave Her Office

From the Center
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti is leaving the freshman's office after a series of controversies, according to a report in The Intercept.
“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez communications director Corbin Trent told The Intercept in a statement.

“We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats...

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From the Left
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(CNN)—The chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is leaving her congressional office, according to her communications director. The move is effective immediately.

Saikat Chakrabarti is leaving to join New Consensus, a progressive group working on the Green New Deal.
"Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal," communications director Corbin Trent said in a statement Friday. "We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda...

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From the Right
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office.

“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Trent told the Intercept Friday.

“We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has...

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