AOC’s Latest Threat is Scaring Ds

AOC’s Latest Threat is Scaring Ds

Photo by nrkbeta via Flickr
Photo by nrkbeta via Flickr

The radical left is trying to destroy the more moderate members of their own party.

They don’t understand how badly it is going to backfire.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said eight words that should terrify Democrats.

In New York’s 14th Congressional District, Democrats outnumber Republicans six to one, which means Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has nothing to fear, though her policies are way off the deep end of radical leftism.

She lives in a Democrat bubble and doesn’t seem to realize that most Americans don’t agree with her opinions.

Ocasio-Cortez is trying to push the Democratic Party ever more to the left, but doesn’t seem to understand that trying to replace moderate Democrats from swing states isn’t a good strategy.

On Wednesday on MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” she openly declared her support for a primary challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), citing the senator’s opposition to President Joe Biden’s left-wing agenda.

“Do you agree with Bernie Sanders that now may be the time that Kyrsten Sinema, who blocked voting rights passing last week, to face a primary challenge in Arizona come 2024?” Ocasio-Cortez was asked by host Mehdi Hasan.

As you mentioned that race is in 2024 and that means Kyrsten Sinema is about four years into her six-year term. I don’t believe she is really given a compelling case as to why she should be re-nominated as the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in Arizona. She has proven herself an obstacle to the right to vote in the United States, she’s not an ally on civil rights, it is becoming a precipice and rather contributing to the threat that we have in stabilizing our democracy. She is not standing up to corporate interests. She is a profound ally to them. And I believe she is not doing what voters in Arizona sent her to do.”

Ocasio-Cortez was then questioned on whether she’d support a primary challenger like Ruben Gallego.

“If it came down to someone like Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema, I think that would be the easiest decision I would ever have to make,” she answered.

“There is no comparison. This is a state that deserves to be represented by a strong Democrat that is allied with working families, and understands that we need to protect the rights of the marginalized, that understands that now is not a moment to stick up for corporations but rather stand up for working people,” she added. “And we need someone who has more allegiance to the actual people of this country than special interests.”

Kyrsten Sinema had a close election win in 2018 when she got 50.0% of the vote. Now there’s an unpopular Democratic president in office.

If Democrats want to primary their more moderate senators and replace them with extremists they’re going to lose the Senate.