In response, Lahren declared, "There's a difference between being successful on Twitter and social media like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and being relatable on social media platforms, and actually being successful in real life". That is if support on social media is any indication. "I'm sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district", the lawmaker added. Crowley, who was first elected in 1999, had been considered as a possible future Speaker of the House.
Jeffries said that no House Democrats have approached him about primarying Ocasio-Cortez and also suggested that many New York Democrats pushed to get the progressive Democrat on the House Financial Services and Oversight and Reform Committee. "We ought to have strong legislation on climate change ready to go so when we have the right president they can sign it". Generally for me, I'm giving folks the benefit of the doubt, the presumption of innocence. "The way I've come to this decision is, I believe that if I ran as a Democrat, I would have to say things that I know in my heart I do not believe, and I would have to be disingenuous".
Pressed further by ABC News' John Parkinson as to whether she would support the bill if it included funding for a wall, Pelosi didn't mince words.
Per Politico, Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter are also unlikely admirers of Ocasio-Cortez.
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Justice Democrats is now searching for a progressive to launch a primary challenge against Cuellar. "Westchester County land records show that Ocasio-Cortez was living there with her mother and brother in 2016 when they sold the home for $355,000".
A 15-city tour is planned as part of a national campaign to make the Green New Deal one of the defining issues of the election, she said. While it has a chance in the Democratic-controlled House, odds are against it in the Republican-controlled Senate.
"I aspire to be the conservative AOC", Gaetz said, but he admitted there's at least one obstacle in the way of his ambitions: "I can't dance for shit".
"In other words, in today's context, Ocasio-Cortez's rate of 70 percent would appear outside the norm".
"The left thinks everything is about identity politics, so they falsely claim Rs don't like AOC because she is a 'female, millennial, working-class Latina.' That's a bad analysis". This is especially true in NY, where there are any number of Democrats in the Bronx and Queens who might be willing to challenge her if they had the backing of those that Ocasio-Cortez seems intent on challenging herself.