The upcoming second term House member from NYC is on House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Schumer’s case about not pushing more ‘next generation’ Democrats to take THEIR jobs?
With the election over….
Internal Democratic politics swings into action….
The Democratic leadership in Congress IS old….
But they aren’t gonna just give up their jobs the rest of their parties members want them to stay and run the place….
And to AOC’s chagrin….
Her party’s fellow law members are NOT in a hurry to elevate left leaning progressives anytime soon…..
“I do think that we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The Intercept in an interview published Wednesday. Spokespeople for Pelosi and Schumer did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Ocasio-Cortez’s interview.
The remarks from the freshman congresswoman and superstar of the party’s left wing represented her most direct attack yet on Pelosi and Schumer, andcome as Democrats are locked in a fierce debate over their broader message following a disappointing showing in 2020 congressional races across the country.
Schumer, who is 70 years old, was reelected as leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus last month, and Pelosi is positioned to be reelected as speaker in January — all but ensuring the House Democratic Caucus will continue to be governed by the same octogenarian triumvirate that has occupied the party’s top three leadership roles for the past 14 years: the 80-year-old Pelosi, 81-year-old House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and 80-year-old House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.)…..
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