When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress two years ago, she instantly became one of the biggest stars on the Left.
But now she may be looking for a new job.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped one big hint about leaving the House of Representatives.
For over a year, rumors circulated that Ocasio-Cortez would challenge New York Senator Chuck Schumer in a 2022 primary.
And no one breathes more oxygen into these rumors than Ocasio-Cortez herself who repeatedly passes on the opportunity to put them to rest by stating once and for all that she will not mount a primary challenge to Schumer next year.
The latest example of Ocasio-Cortez avoiding the question came in an interview with Punchbowl News.
“I’m a no bullshit kind of person. I’m not playing coy or anything like that,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed.
“I’m still 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.,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Even when pressed to offer an assessment of Chuck Schumer’s performance as Senate Minority Leader, Alexandria declined to offer positive reviews.
“It’s a hard thing to say, too. We’ve had to deal with a fascist President and Mitch McConnell,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
Ocasio-Cortez has said in the past that she doesn’t plan on spending the rest of her career in the House of Representatives and that it is time for new leadership in the Democrat Party.
All the signals are pointing to Ocasio-Cortez at the very least keeping her options open to primary Schumer in 2022 if Schumer does not try to ram a socialist agenda – including a Green New Deal and a government takeover of health care – through the Senate.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.