Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats need new leadership in Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said the Democratic Party needs new leadership during an interview that aired Wednesday.

by MPeriod

Posted 3 years ago

During a new podcast with The Intercept, Ocasio-Cortez said "I mean, I think so," when asked directly whether it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to be replaced.

Ocasio-Cortez, who hasn't been shy in criticizing members of her own party, hit the Democratic leadership with one of her most direct criticisms in the interview.

She also said Democrats have failed to create a succession plan for when older leaders like Pelosi and Schumer do step aside.

Schumer, 70, was re-elected as leader of the Democrats in the Senate last month.

Pelosi, 80, recently indicated this upcoming two-year term will be her last as Speaker if she wins the Speaker's gavel on Jan. 3rd. House Democrats have already nominated her to serve as Speaker next year.

Ocasio-Cortez said the party has not "groom[ed] the next generation of leadership."

Topic: Politics

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