Socialist Millennial Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says Pelosi is wrong to deny Progressive momentum
Socialist millennial Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says Nancy Pelosi is wrong to deny progressive momentum.
The New York Times describes Socialist millennial Alexandria Ocasio Cortez as a Giant Slayer. After all she did beat 10 term Congressman Joe Crowley in the NY Democrat primary. Crowley is not just any Congressman he is the fourth most senior Congressman and mentioned often as a replacement for Nancy Pelosi should the Democrats choose to push out their chief fundraiser.
Appearing on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, Ocasio-Cortez was presented a clip of Pelosi cautioning reporters against drawing too many conclusions about the future of the Democratic party from Crowley’s loss.
“They made a choice in one district” Pelosi said in the clip, recorded at a Tuesday press conference. “So, let’s not get yourself carried away as an expert on demographics and the rest of that. We have an array of genders, generations, geography and the rest — opinion — in our caucus, and we’re very proud of that.”
“Yeah, well, you know, I think that we’re in the middle of a movement in this country,” she said. “I feel this movement, but that movement is going to happen from the bottom up. That movement is going to come from voters.”
“There are a lot of really exciting races with extremely similar dynamics as mine,” she added. “It’s not just one district.”
Asked whether the Democratic leadership’s advanced age presented a problem for the party, Ocasio-Cortez emphasized the importance of party diversity. “I do think that we do need to elect a generation of new people to Congress in both parties….We have to have a diversity of age represented in Congress, too,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez was asked on MSNBC if she thought Nancy Pelosi should be speaker. She answered “she is a candidate to consider.” Opps Nancy Pelosi a candidate to consider?
“I think it’s far too early to make those kinds of commitments right now,” she said, adding that Democrats “need to just focus on winning in November first and then we’ll have the conversation about our leadership.”
Ocasio-Cortez went on to say “I think it’s far too early to make those kinds of commitments right now,” she said, adding that Democrats “need to just focus on winning in November first and then we’ll have the conversation about our leadership.”