Two major Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2022 and 2024 and rumors are already starting to swirl about the forthcoming possibilities.
Top Democrats believe that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may be gearing up to quit the House of Representatives and challenge either Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2022 or Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) in 2024 for their Senate seats.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is going out her way to make enemies within her own party. She has had no problem taking a similar approach to what Trump took with the Republican party in 2016.
AOC is portraying herself as an outsider with a belief system that will not be subverted by the corrupt politicians in Washington, including members of her own party.
One of the biggest areas AOC has been hitting is the so-called “dark money” of Super PACs and how those PACs end up dictating the actions of the politicians they support.
Both Schumer and Gillibrand are no stangers to that kind of support, and it is something AOC hopes to exploit to further her own career.
Calling Everyone Out
Just last week, AOC sniped, “If your pride is being a moderate centrist candidate, say that. Say, ‘I’m proud to be a centrist, I’m proud to be funded by Wall Street.’ ’I’m proud to push as hard as I can on women’s rights.’”
“Say it, own it, be it, but don’t come out here and say you’re a progressive candidate, but at the same time not supporting repealing something as basic as the Hyde Amendment.”
Those comments were clearly aimed at Joe Biden, a Democrat presidential frontrunning candidate she has been hesitant to support in any way, shape, or form.
This was also a shot at Hillary Clinton, who may have more Wall Street money in her bank account and foundation than any other politician out there.
This young lady, while really doing absolutely nothing for her constituents, is making it very clear she has much higher aspirations than sitting in a local board meeting entertaining voters and their problems. Furthermore, she is not afraid to take on the most powerful people in her own party.
Make no mistake about it, eventually, AOC is going to take on one of the giants in her party and when that happens, watch how quickly the people that tout her as the future of the Democrat party now turn on her to protect their elitist ties to D.C.