Nancy Pelosi undoubtedly was dreading this day.
Regardless, the day has arrived and the Left’s feelings likely mirror Pelosi’s.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just gave Nancy Pelosi this shocking ultimatum that could end Pelosi’s career.
In a recent interview with The Intercept, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made clear her feelings concerning the Left’s urgent need for new leadership.
In other words, according to AOC it would be in the Left’s best interest to have kicked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to the curb at the start of the new Congress.
“I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez explained.
“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.”
Ocasio-Cortez expressed her worries that the Democratic party is setting itself up for imminent failure “with a lack of real grooming on the next generation of leadership.”
AOC spoke of her deep concern in the interview that there were no opportunities for growth for the next generation of Democrat Leaders to rise in political rank.
“My concern – and I acknowledge this as a failing, as something that we need to sort out – is that there isn’t a plan,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
“How do we fill that vacuum? Because if you create that vacuum, there are so many nefarious forces at play to fill that vacuum with something even worse. And so, the actual sad state of affairs is that there are folks more conservative than even they are willing to kind of fill that void.”
Those opportunities may be on the horizon, but not without a fight.
In 2019, Pelosi assured House Democrats that she intended only to serve two more terms as Speaker.
If Pelosi were to stay true to her word, this Congress would be her last, as Pelosi would likely rather not run for re-election than relinquish power and serve as a normal Member of Congress.
But Chuck Schumer is up for re-election in 2022.
If AOC wants to step in as head of a new generation, she will have to challenge him in the Democratic primary.
And all signs suggest she just may do it.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.