NY Post: Dems May ELIMINATE AOC’s House Seat After 2020 Census
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not have a Congressional district after her repeated battles with her own party, according to the New York Post editorial board.
The Sunday editorial claimed that AOC’s mission to challenge incumbent Democrats with more “progressive” candidates has riled the party and may lead to her own political demise.
But she may not last in Congress: Already in hot water for refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she’s now devoting her resources instead to defeating Democrats.
Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census do their best to eliminate her seat.
As Bongino.com previously reported, the 2020 census will shift congressional seats (slightly in favor to states who voted for Donald Trump in 2016) and New York could lose two seats–one of which could be AOC’s.
The Post also cites Ocasio-Cortez’s Courage to Change PAC, which is supporting seven “progressive” women for House and Senate seats, two of which are challenging more “moderate” Democrat incumbents.
Courage to Change took aim at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, claiming it valued candidates with money over those whose ideologies best serve the party.
The group said, “When community leaders, activists, and working-class candidates try to run for office, organizations like the D.C.C.C. discourage them. These potential progressive leaders are asked: ‘Can you raise $300,000 from your friends and family? If not, don’t bother trying.’”
Ocasio-Cortez recently told the New York Times that her goal in recruiting more “progressives” was to be “a little less lonely in Congress.”
AOC has been a thorn in the side of many establishment Democrats since her election in 2018.
The freshman socialist lawmaker butted heads repeatedly with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year, taking to Twitter to slam Democrats for refusing to impeach President Trump. She also accused Pelosi of “signing out newly elected women of color.”
Her Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti also enraged House Democrats after calling them “New Southern Democrats.”