Keeping with tradition, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is on the offensive once again.
When Democrats fight each other, it always has the potential to get interesting. And, luckily for us, the fiery congresswoman has decided to take aim at her own party.
“I’m not here to sell people on the idea that the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is overwhelmingly from one generation … and overwhelmingly from a lopsided class perspective, is the same as me or you or anything else like that,” rambled AOC on the Pod Save America podcast.
Someone had to say it!! 🍟 https://t.co/LecnEQzxSA
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 25, 2022
The trend-setting, emotion-provoking senator also offered a potential remedy for her complaint — or one of them anyway.
“The more local you get, I actually think the more flexible and exciting your candidates can be.” It doesn’t appear that AOC elaborated any further on what she means by that.
AOC gained attention for refusing to endorse then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, making it understandable why she then proceeded to go on the attack against men, even insinuating the party should rid itself of the gender entirely.
“I also think there’s a conversation to be had about men and male identity because when we look into this … we’re shedding men.” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) may not react well to that quote.
AOC’s timing is interesting for two reasons, the first being that the GOP’s midterm forecast seems to brighten with each new day.
Her comments also come not long after Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made it very clear that old-timers, such as herself and the aforementioned Sen. Schumer, aren’t going anywhere.
“We need generational change; of course, we do. But, in some cases, there’s no substitute for experience,” said Pelosi, in a line undoubtedly directed at AOC.
Say what you want about AOC and “the squad,” but the fact is that they have been at the forefront of the Democratic Party’s transformation to the unelectable radicals poised to lose the coming midterm elections.