Ocasio-Cortez Infuriates Fellow Dems, Party Colleagues Mull Idea of Primary Challenge
Ocasio-Cortez Infuriates Fellow Dems, Party Colleagues Mull Idea of Primary Challenge Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York might pay for her flashy personification of progressive precepts with a primary challenge when the 2020 elections roll around. Although a report report published by The Hill on Monday notes that colleagues will not speak for the record about a challenge, under the cloak of anonymity, things are different. Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in June after defeating powerful Democrat Joseph Crowley in a Democratic primary. A source The Hill described as a “political insider” said Ocasio Cortez was “pissing off a lot of people and has probably made a lot of enemies.” in December Ocasio-Cortez said she planned to find a primary opponent for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, another New York Democrat and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Jeffries publicly dismissed that as just talk. “I don’t think that is something the New York delegation would contemplate. As you can see, we are totally united behind each other. … The New York delegation sticks together,” Jeffries said.