Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making the wrong kind of enemies inside the Democratic Party and as recent reports claim, it could come back to haunt her big time.
“It’s time to elect a progressive majority in Congress accountable to strong, grassroots movements that push support for issues like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, & more,” AOC tweeted on Friday, as she challenged multiple establishment Dems and more importantly, incumbent Dem reps.
“My ambition right now is to be a little less lonely in Congress,” she added as she signaled her intent to defeat establishment Dems in hotly contested races.
AOC has money and she is not giving it to Pelosi and the Dem establishment as per usual but she is giving it to outsiders like herself.
In return, New York Dems may simply gerrymander her seat in Congress out of existence.
Fox news reported that the editorial, which ran on Sunday, said that AOC has been in “hot water” with some in the party for “refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee” and instead devotes resources to “defeating Democrats.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez launched her own political action committee with the hopes of supporting some challengers “who refuse to bow to establishment pressure.”
The PAC’s endorsements included 4 House candidates running to unseat Democratic incumbents: Marie Newman for Illinois’ 5th district, Samelys Lopez for New York’s 15th district, Jessica Cisneros for Texas’ 28th district, and Teresa Fernandez for New Mexico’s third district.
Two of the candidates are seeking office in seats held by Republicans, including the Texas seat occupied by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. One of the endorsements is for Georgette Gomez, a California Democrat who wants to fill the state’s open 53rd district.
“Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census do their best to eliminate her seat,” the editorial stated.