Some Dems Privately Push For Primary Challenge For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Make Her a One-Term Congresswoman’
Some House Democrats are privately floating the idea of a primary challenge for freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to The Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has infuriated some fellow lawmakers by aligning with an ultra progressive outside group that is threatening to primary a few senior, entrenched Democrats.
Because of this, some House Dems are now turning the tables on the Commie princess and privately pushing to recruit a primary challenger to run against the 29-year-old radical leftist.
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One House Democrat is privately pushing for a local politician from the Bronx or Queens to challenge Ocasio-Cortez to make her a one-term Congresswoman.
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” the Democratic lawmaker, who requested anonymity, told The Hill. “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.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent shockwaves through Washington DC last summer when she defeated longtime Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY).
Crowley was a very seasoned and powerful Democrat who was even considered to be a future House Speaker.
Ocasio-Cortez, the self-described Democratic Socialist, angered members of the Congressional Black Caucus after a recent report in Politico claimed she was aligning with Justice Democrats, a grass-roots group, to back a primary challenge to New York Dem Hakeem Jeffries.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries denied there was a schism in the New York Delegation and insisted no one has approached him to run a primary challenger against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“I don’t think that is something the New York delegation would contemplate. As you can see, we are totally united behind each other. … The New York delegation sticks together,” Jeffries told The Hill. He said Ocasio-Cortez denied the news report that she was backing a challenger to him, “so there was nothing to work through. I haven’t seen a primary candidate emerge, so I assume when she denied it, she was correct that there was nothing to it.”
The anonymous insider, however, told The Hill that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “pissing off a lot of people and has probably made a lot of enemies.”