Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) just got some terrible news from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and somewhere former President Trump is saying, ‘I told you dso, Chuck.’
AOC was asked during a recent interview if she will take on Chuck in a primary campaign for his seat and instead of letting Chuck breathe easy, she did not rule out challenging Schumer. Trump famously told Schumer this was coming.
“I know it drives everybody nuts, but the way that I really feel about this and the way that I really approach my politics and my political career is that I do not look at things and I do not set my course positionally,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And I know there’s a lot of people who do not believe that, but I really, I can’t operate the way that I operate and do the things that I do in politics while trying to be, aspiring to other things or calculating to other things,” she added.
From The Hill:
The CNN interview isn’t the first time she’s been asked about a potential challenge to Schumer.
She left the door open when asked by Punchbowl News in January, telling the news organization that she is “very much in a place where I’m trying to decide what is the most effective thing I can do to help our Congress, our [political] process, and our country actually address the issues of climate change, health care, wage inequality, etc.”
“I’m not playing coy or anything like that,” she added.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not rule out 2022 challenge to Chuck Schumer. For more Watch Being…AOC 9p tomorrow (Monday) night. https://t.co/cQV3b0aXuO— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) August 8, 2021
To me this was AOC’s key quote:— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) August 8, 2021
"What happens a lot in politics is that people are so motivated to run for certain higher office that they compromise in fighting for people today.”
Right now, no plan to challenge Schumer. That could change, but for now it’s House focus.