10:52 11/19/2018 | PoliticsScott Morefield | Reporter Congressman-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the democratic boast of Rep Nancy Pelosis's bid on…
Scott Morefield | Reporter
Congressman-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the democratic boast of Rep Nancy Pelosis’s bid on House Speaker by pointing out the demographic makeup of his members.
The incoming New York Lawmaker’s comment came on a Monday night with MSNBC Chris Hayes.
“Well, to me, when I read this letter that was kindly released today, my main concern was that there is no vision, there is no common value, there is no goal that really is formulated in this letter except that we need to change, “told Ocasio-Cortez Hayes when asked about Monday’s letter – signed by 16 Democrats – opposing Pelos leadership.
Having criticized the term “change of our party leadership just for its sake,” Ocasio-Cortez deplored the unchangeable qualities shared by many in the group and the idea that leadership could end up being “more conservative”.
“I mean, if anything, I think what it’s like is that it creates a window where we can potentially gain more conservative leadership,” says Ocasio-Cortez. “And when you actually look at the signatories, it does not necessarily reflect the diversity of the party. We have about 16 signatories, of which 14 are men. There are very few people of color in the caucus. There is very few ideological diversity. It’s not like there are Progressivities that log in. It’s not as if you have a wide coalition. So I find it – you know, I’m not fully purchased in the concept. “
Ocasio-Cortez later responded to Hayes’s question of justice democrats – a group that the incoming congress woman supports actively working with “primary” more conservative democratic commander-and how affecting “relationships” she has with commander. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez supports efforts to primary members of her own party 2020)
“I think what’s important to articulate what lawmocrats are about is actually not that – their mission is not “we will be prime democrats,” she said. “Their mission is to support candidate candidates to drive in the middle of the election.” And then they have supported and approved candidates in red to blues, in open primaries, but they do not bump into the actual primals of blue breeds either. So, you know, I’m not sure if it really changes a lot, because the existing Democrats support and support other commanders all the time. “