New York, NY — In a newly released interview on Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that Democrats are in need of new leadership. Specifically, she says that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer need to go. While she wants their departure, she says that there is no one to step into their place in Congress.
AOC made her comments in a recent podcast interview with The Intercept. She said that Democratic leaders spent years consolidating power, which has led to a void in individuals ready to step into roles within the two congressional chambers.
She continued her comments, saying that these two leaders have consolidated power and changed processes so much that individual members of Congress have less power than they did years ago. She claims this causes talented members of Congress to leave and run for state offices, rather than remaining in the federal government.
AOC seems to suggest that she and some of her progressive partners in Congress are considering withholding support from Pelosi. Pelosi needs 218 votes in January to remain Speaker, so just a few withholding support could be a problem. That was not all AOC was upset about.
She was also upset that Biden has suggested bringing in people from the Obama administration into his own. She states that such moves were “horrible” and were part of the cause for President Trump winning the election in the first place. It seems that AOC is just simply not happy with Democrats at all.
For once, I do agree with AOC. It is time for Pelosi and Schumer to go. Both have made a living on the backs of the American people for far too long. Both are evil individuals that have operated with corrupt intentions for decades.
The problem is, who would take their place? Who would the Democrats put in place that could appeal to the party? It’s clear that the party is divided between the progressives and those that are simply trying to ride out the rest of their congressional careers.
A recent YouGov poll found that support for capitalism in the US fell from 59% to 55% in just the past year. The same poll found that support for socialism increased from 36% to 40%, rising the most among those aged 16-23. That’s an issue for the party and for the country.
Our country is clearly divided in half on the issues, as strongly as ever before. Democrats have no desire to exist with Republicans and vice versa. We are at the point that Republicans and Democrats do not want to coexist in the same neighborhoods. That is a problem for the future of our country.
Former President Barack Obama said it was time for the progressives to receive a bigger platform. Media outlets continue the call for Democrats to embrace the progressives as well. These views do not align with the majority of Americans.
Americans have always had differing views but were always united behind the cause of freedom and the US Constitution. As the Democrats continue down the progressive path, one thing is clear. They no longer value either.
As Democrats look to replace their leadership and progressives are given a bigger platform, things are only going to get worse. If we think it is a struggle to coexist in the same country now, I hate to imagine what it may be in four years without a President Trump to stand up to them.
JD Washington is the Editor-in-Chief at The Liberty Loft and host of The JD Washington Show. Be sure to subscribe to The Liberty Loft’s daily newsletter. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to support The Liberty Loft so we can continue to deliver great content.