The Newly elected House Rep. from New York City seems to be a mission….
She is aligned herself with the Sanders left wing of the Democratic party, and with media attention , she has set out to drag the Democratic party to the Hard Left, a place that would assure the party No CHANCE of gaining the Presidency in 2020 and probably losing most the gains the party has made on places voters switched from Trump to th Democrats last week…
She alone is trying to tie down a party that needs to gain support form the middle by push for the left….
Ah, she hasn’t even been sworn in yet….
When she does actually become a member of Congress…
She will only be one of over 400 members….
Before getting into office pushing for those IN office to be primaried from within their own party is gonna go over like a lead ballon…
We’ll see how long she lasts in the spotlight….
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday threw her weight behind a new national campaign to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats deemed to be ideologically and demographically out of step with their districts.
The incoming star congresswoman from New York again put the Democratic establishment on notice that she and activist groups on the left aren’t content with a Democratic-controlled House: They are determined to move the party to the left.
“Long story short, I need you to run for office,” Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday on a video conference call hosted by Justice Democrats, as the group launched a campaign dubbed “#OurTime.” Justice Democrats supported Ocasio-Cortez’s primary campaign against powerful Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).
“All Americans know money in politics is a huge problem, but unfortunately the way that we fix it is by demanding that our incumbents give it up or by running fierce campaigns ourselves,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “That’s really what we need to do to save this country. That’s just what it is.”
The incoming congresswoman’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, a co-founder of Justice Democrats, was blunter.
“We need new leaders, period,” he said on the call. “We gotta primary folks.”…..
Later in the Politico piece it is mentioned that Ocasio-Cortez makes sure to mention that she DOES support incoming House Speaker Pelosi….