Republicans, Independents, and now Democrats are coming after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for some of the fiery rhetorics and very progressive agenda she has been pushing, and she might be fighting for her political life.
Since arriving in Congress, the young politician from New York has been making waves, fighting back with her critics, challenging the status quo, and rubbing a few members of the Democratic Party the wrong way.
The progressive politician has made some alliances with people who are eager to oust a group of moderate Democrats. These Democrats are now threatening to offer a primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez.
The politicians have been searching for potential candidates who can step up and be primary challengers to run against Miss Ocasio-Cortez.
A Democratic lawmaker, who wishes to remain anonymous told
The person said: “What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson. You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”
While some Democrats are hiding, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), whose district includes part of Queens, recently did an interview saying while he is willing to give the new darling of the left the benefit of the doubt; he is monitoring her actions closely.
He claims that the fresh-faced politician might change some of her position upon discovering how Congress works.
He explained: "Generally, for me, I’m giving folks the benefit of the doubt, the presumption of innocence. You might say one thing before you get in here, and then after you get to meet folks, you see what happens and how the body works … things are different, so we’ll see what happens.”
The member of the New York delegation went on to say that thus far Ocasio-Cortez has not raised any red flags and is willing to give her a chance.
He stated: “I can only tell you that the times I’ve spoken to her, and at the times she’s been at the New York delegation meetings, she’s been cooperative and wants to be a team player.”
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