It seems that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not a fan of the Democratic Party’s leadership, agenda, nor the incoming Biden administration.
In a recent interview with The Intercept, AOC bluntly said, “I do think that we need new leadership in the Democratic Party.”
She added, “A lot of this is not just about these two personalities [Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer], but also about the structural shifts that these two personalities have led in their time in leadership.”
According to AOC, the Democratic Party’s leadership needs to be overhauled, but she also says she is worried about a leadership vacuum and its potential consequences.
“If you create that vacuum, there are so many nefarious forces at play to fill that vacuum with something even worse,” Ocasio-Cortez said..
And that was just the beginning of her confession about how she really feels about her party’s leadership and the incoming Biden administration.
In reference to Biden’s picks for high-level administration positions, AOC said, “It’s horrible.”
Not one to mince words, she added, “And I think it’s also part of a larger issue that we have right now, which is … the Biden administration is bringing back a lot of Obama appointees, which depending on where you are in the party, may sound nice, I guess. But I think what a lot of people fail to remember is that we now have a Biden administration that’s bringing back a lot of Obama appointees, but when Obama was making appointments, he was bringing back a lot of Clinton appointees.”
On this point, AOC is correct. The Biden administration is shaping up to be a third Obama term, full of Wall Street sycophants, big tech cronies, and a host of other washed-up DC swamp creatures. No wonder AOC is going apoplectic; she and her socialist buddies actually thought the Biden team would include a bunch of her radical socialist comrades in the incoming administration. That is looking less likely with every passing day.
Going forward, it sure seems like the Democratic Party is heading straight into a nasty civil war: the DC establishment v. the radical socialist progressives.
As President Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”