By Duncan Smith
Up to now, establishment Democrats have essentially played nice with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, even though she defeated one of them to get elected to Congress in the first place.
But now it appears as though they’ve finally had enough of the socialist/Marxist upstart.
Rumors have been flying for a couple of months now that “AOC” is considering primarying Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow New York Democrat in 2022.
Top Democrats in the state are ‘advising’ her not to so that.
'I think it would be a primary driven by ambition more than by need,' Jay Jacobs, head of the New York State Democratic Party, told the New York Post.
'Chuck Schumer has been a progressive force in the state for decades,' Jacobs said. 'She has a constituency that admires her and supports her, and they're in her community, and I think it would be a loss for them if she were to do that.'
Not only that, Jacobs said that Schumer would handily beat her.
The Post added:
There has been speculation for months Ocasio-Cortez, 31, may try to unseat US Senate minority leader Schumer, 70, in 2022 — chatter she hasn't tamped down.
Asked point blank earlier this year about challenging Schumer, AOC responded 'I don't know,' according to Politico.
'I don't know if I'm really going to be staying in the House forever,' she told Vanity Fair in October.
She raised eyebrows again earlier this month after saying she wished to see 'new leadership in the Democratic Party.'
President Trump has even chimed in on a potential Ocasio-Cortez-Schumer battle, snarking AOC would 'kick his ass,' in a primary.
Interparty warfare between Demorcrats is always a good thing.
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