"All challenges to Leader Pelosi come from her right, in an obvious effort to make the party even more conservative…
“All challenges to Leader Pelosi come from her right, in an obvious effort to make the party even more conservative and bowed to the interests of the business. Hard pass” tweet [NewYorkDemocrat . “As long as Leader Pelosi is the most progressive candidate for the speaker, she can count on my support.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has shown that she was open to supporting Pelosi, but her series of tweets Wednesday was her strongest and clearest public statements so far that supports the Calfornia Democrats would return to drive the speaker’s gable.
“I think she’s a candidate to consider,” said Ocasio-Cortez in June. “And I think when it comes to the leadership of the party leaders, which is a conversation I have, you know, when I’m a chosen member of Congress.”
And recently, Ocasio-Cortez Vice News announced last week that there is an opening to support Pelosi.
“I think there’s really an opening,” told Ocasio-Cortez for the publication. “It’s not about supporting or not supporting an individual. It’s about ensuring that we get as progressive and aggressive legislation as a party to climate change as quickly as possible.”
Ocasio-Cortez added Wednesday that the party can turn its focus on its “priorities”.
“I hope we can move quickly to end this discussion about party positions, so we can spend more time discussing party priorities: voting rights, health care, wages, climate change, housing, cannabis licensing, good jobs, etc.” [1
9659004] Pelosi needs the majority to be elected speaker in the chamber when the new congress convenes. So far, there are 232 Democrats with a total of 435 seats. Pelosi can only lose only a small number of Democrats, provided that all 200 current Republicans join forces around their own candidate and against her.