Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats feared they'd lose their jobs if they backed me

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Fresh off her upset victory over longtime Queens congressman Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, giving America a chance to get to know a Democratic Socialist.

You can also watch Colbert talk about Ocasio-Cortez in a monologue yesterday, before announcing that she'll be his guest. Lee has been a stronger supporter of her colleague from across the Bay, saying Thursday that Pelosi, Crowley and other top Democrats have been "leading in a very bold way". And no wonder: Never has the fate of the world, its physical safety and economic security, been so utterly dependent on one party's ability to turn itself around, to undo the terrifying results of the 2016 election and achieve a congressional victory in November that might protect us all against the worst. We haven't become a socialist party.' This is the biggest joke.

And, like the party itself, we have wildly different ideas about the path to victory.

McCain then asked about the split within the Democratic Party between those who hold views similar to her and those more in-line with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.). In another ad, he fired an AR-15-style rifle and declared that he "loves to shoot". They also chose him for less frequently mentioned reasons: He's a white male.

Certainly we've seen so far this year that, particularly on the Democratic party side, there is an unprecedented number of female candidates who are running and have won primaries.

So Mr. Lamb's campaign didn't mention Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. In other words, he's out!

A self-described democratic socialist, she is expected to win the general election this fall against her GOP opponent in a deep blue district. Starrett, a close personal friend of Ocasio-Cortez, is a politically engaged designer who has previously worked with Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats-two progressive political organizations who have backed her campaign.

The Oakland congresswoman, one of the most liberal members of the House, said in an interview Thursday that she was talking to colleagues about running for House Democratic Conference chair, a position now held by New York Rep. Joe Crowley. "Are you going to be nicer to the president?" It happened with the election of Barack Hussein Obama. On one hand, his loss removes a potential candidate to replace her.

Nixon, the liberal activist and former "Sex and the City" star, faces two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's September Democratic primary. In theory, this combination could work well for the party: It needs more radical, exciting candidates in safe urban districts to motivate established Democratic voters and stave off the threat of a third party to the left.



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