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AOC: It’s Time For The Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Era To End

In a podcast interview with ‘Intercepted’ that aired Wednesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said it’s time for the era of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to come to an end.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested the two leaders – House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer – need to go, but also that there also needs to be solid leadership to fill their respective roles.

She was asked by the interviewer if it was time to replace the duo.

“I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” AOC (D-NY) said.

“I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession.”

She went on to warn her fellow progressives that pushing Pelosi and Schumer out could lead to “nefarious forces” allowing “something even worse” to take their place.

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AOC And The ‘Squad’ Are Champing At The Bit To Get Rid Of Pelosi And Schumer

AOC and the Island of Misfit Legislators known as the ‘Squad’ have been fighting with their party’s leadership for some time.

This past election – where Democrats lost a dozen House seats and failed to flip any state legislatures – has made the rift worse.

Audio of a wild conference call amongst Democrat lawmakers leaked shortly after the election.

It featured several members of the Democrat caucus “angrily confronting” Pelosi over their election losses and blasting the ‘Squad.’

“Squad” members fired back with allegations that moderates were being racist.

For her part, Ocasio-Cortez blasted party leadership as ‘incompetent’ in an interview with the New York Times following the election losses.

“Our party isn’t even online, not in a real way that exhibits competence,” she criticized. “And so, yeah, they were vulnerable to these messages, because they weren’t even on the mediums where these messages were most potent.”

“The party — in and of itself — does not have the core competencies, and no amount of money is going to fix that,” AOC continued.

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Some Progressives Aren’t Buying What AOC Is Selling

Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that a “vacuum” may remain where Pelosi and Schumer once reigned, one she is not ready to fill.

“The House is extraordinarily complex and I’m not ready,” she said. “It can’t be me. I know that I couldn’t do that job.”

Refreshingly honest take from a politician, to be fair.

Progressives on social media, in the interim, have been hammering AOC on social media for not pushing their agenda and forcing a vote on Medicare For All.

They have implored the New York socialist and her fellow far-left colleagues to withhold their vote for Pelosi as House Speaker until Medicare For All is brought to the floor for a vote.

“If progressives do threaten to withhold their support from Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez said, their demand shouldn’t be merely for a floor vote on Medicare for All, which is sure to fail,” the Intercept countered in their report on the podcast interview.

Pelosi was re-elected Speaker of the House after running unopposed in November but will need 218 Democratic votes to be sworn in again in January.

On the Senate side, Schumer also won reelection without facing any in-party challenges.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • You mean, "YOUR" facts? And... WHAT? Let me get this straight, you're on a mercy mission here to get viewers to "read" (your APPROVED material, of course), like YOU are someone so superior and so more knowledgeable? Just who do you think you are, Ms. Haughty Nose-in-the-air? Take your self-righteous "rhetoric", and your uppity "critical eye", and sell it to those who care, or ASK for your "help". Go try your "routine" on your fellow closed-minded leftists, and..."BE QUIET"! ( I thought you'd like that, n'est pas?)...where you born pretentious, or did you acquire it?

  • Wrong...and "BE QUIET!".....See? I get to say that to you since you said it to me first! Thank God for the 1A, which you leftists detest...and you showed that YOU do "detest" it, by telling me to "Be Quiet", and wanting to silence me, because I had a different viewpoint than you, your highness (see, "we" can play that game, too...just like you hypocritical, haughty leftists)....funny, you leftists like YOUR freedom of speech, don't you?

  • I find it peculiar "CleverBev" always shows up on an "enemy" website, like here. She probably went to MAGA rallies and belittled them, and then acted surprised at any "backlash" she got. She knowingly enters a "lion's den", and basically denigrates and acts superior to the "lions", if they "roar". SHE is the outsider, not the lions....typical leftist attitude of self-righteous indignation.

  • She's typical of the left, as you can see... not only by what she "says", but by the condescending way she presents herself....

  • You leftists don't have a sense of humor, remember? You're too busy being, and LOOKING to be, offended each and every day...

  • You need to "BE QUIET"!!!! Please follow your own advice...and PS, No one forces you to be here, you choose to be... and you have to drink a "cocktail" to enhance your mood and self-esteem????? You are either very strange, weird, or both. When you choose to go out of your way to engage on a "right-wing" site, you should know what to expect, so expect your unsolicited, condescending remarks to be answered in the negative. Actually, I think you need something stronger than a cocktail...like maybe prescription meds. Now, "BE QUIET"!!

  • AOC did not grow up in a well-to-do household. She attended Boston University, which, while it is a well-regarded school, is not considered Ivy League.

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