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Will Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, take on Senator Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader and Democrat of New York, in the 2022 Democrat Senate primary in New York state? Probably not. But enough Democrats are worried about it in New York that some are urging her not to do it. Which means she's a threat.
Which could also mean she recognizes the backhanded compliment and is encouraged to run by it. For Republicans it means a whole lot of schadenfreude. Even the party boss is telling her not to jump in. Methinks the hack doth protest too much.
FNC: "That's a warning New York's Democratic party boss has for the sophomore congresswoman, who is rumored to be mulling a primary challenge to US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer. 'I think it would be a primary driven by ambition more than by need,' Jay Jacobs told The New York Post. 'Chuck Schumer has been a progressive force in the state for decades,' added Jacobs, the chairman of the state Democratic committee. 'She has a constituency that admires her and supports her, and they're in her community, and I think it would be a loss for them if she were to do that. And he would beat her', he said. 'We've never met. I would look forward to doing that,' Jacobs said of AOC. "I am open to that at any time.' " He's never met a party star in his home state and in the national sense? That speaks volumes. He's scared to death of her.
Asked about challenging Schumer, AOC responded "I don't know,"
according to Politico. In October, Ocasio-Cortez told Vanity Fair, "I don't know if I'm really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like. I don't see myself really staying where I'm at for the rest of my life...I don't want to aspire to a quote-unquote higher position just for the sake of that title or just for the sake of having a different or higher position. I truly make an assessment to see if I can be more effective."
Why all the kerfuffle? Because AOC recently said this.
Politico: "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued in a new interview that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer should no longer lead Democrats in Congress, and complained that the party had failed at grooming a 'next generation' of younger lawmakers to succeed them. 'I do think that we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,' Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The Intercept in an interview published Wednesday. She went on to say, 'The hesitancy that I have is that I want to make sure that if we're pointing people in a direction, that we have a plan. And my concern — and this I acknowledge as a failing, as something that we need to sort out — is that there isn't a plan. How do we fill that vacuum? Because if you create that vacuum, there are so many nefarious forces at play to fill that vacuum with something even worse."
President Trump has even commented on a possible Ocasio-Cortez-Schumer battle, saying AOC would "kick his ass," in a primary.