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A trip that would have shown a rare moment of bipartisanship between lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a GOP colleague appeared to fall apart last week

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Seven CEOs of the country's largest banks were called to testify a decade after the global financial crisis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

  • Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepted an invitation from Kentucky Republican Rep. Andy Barr to visit coal mines in Eastern Kentucky after the two sparred over climate change policy.
  • But Barr later made the invitation conditional on Ocasio-Cortez offering an apology to Rep. Dan Crenshaw after the New York lawmaker and Crenshaw sparred over Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent comments about 9/11.
  • "GOP's getting scared that up close, their constituents will realize I'm fighting harder for their healthcare than their own Reps," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to the change.

A trip that would have shown a rare moment of bipartisanship between lawmakers in the House of Representatives appeared to fall apart on Friday.

Last month, New York progressive Rep. Ocasio-Cortez made headlines when she sparred with Kentucky Republican Rep. Andy Barr over climate change policy. Subsequently, she accepted an invitation from Barr to "go underground" in a coal mine in his home district. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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