According to reports, the campaign was forced to pay a $1,500 fine for not providing the required insurance.
Politico reported on the effort to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, described by some 20 Democrat lawmakers and aides as "part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans".
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), a leader of the progressive caucus in the last Congress, said that while it's important to make sure that "everybody's carrying their load", he didn't know if 70 percent "would be the right number or not".
A Democratic "campaign veteran" told the Daily News that "it's not a great look" for Ocasio-Cortez.
During this time, campaign staffers were not covered for injuries received on the job.
Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff hit back at the Democrats quoted in the Politico piece, comparing them to King George III during the American Revolution, and approvingly quote-tweeting a tweet comparing them to people who opposed civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s.
"You can have reasonable taxation, and then you can send signals that we're just going to go after people who have a few dollars", he said.
In responding to the Politico article Friday morning, Ocasio-Cortez quoted a character from the comic book Watchmen to signal her intention to resist the influence of more experienced lawmakers.
"But once you get to, like, the tippy-tops - on your 10 millionth dollar - sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent", Ocasio-Cortez said.
"I think we have a decisive mandate from this electorate, this 116th Congressional class to be bold".
Lieberman added in the interview the Democrats will lose voters in the long term if Ocasio-Cortez's ideas are endorsed.
"She's new here, feeling her way around", said Representative Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.). "It's not the same thing, at all", she said.