Far left New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t been in office for very long but she already has a special talent for making enemies on the right and the left. Some Democrats are so frustrated with her that they are already talking about running a primary challenger against her.
The Hill reports:
Some Dems float idea of primary challenge for Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has infuriated colleagues by aligning with a progressive outside group that’s threatening to primary entrenched Democrats. Now some of those lawmakers are turning the tables on her and are discussing recruiting a primary challenger to run against the social media sensation.
At least one House Democrat has been privately urging members of the New York delegation to recruit a local politician from the Bronx or Queens to challenge Ocasio-Cortez.
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” the Democratic lawmaker, who requested anonymity, told The Hill. “You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”…
No potential challengers to Ocasio-Cortez have yet emerged. But one New York political insider noted that the Queens and Bronx district is home to many ambitious pols who are close to Crowley and don’t like that a political outsider took his seat.
“She’s pissing off a lot of people and has probably made a lot of enemies.
If this is how some Democrats feel about her now, what will things look like a year from now? Does anyone believe she is going to have less political enemies in the future?