The Democrats’ newest and shiniest lawmaker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, may have a short-lived career in Washington if some of the Democrats get their way and primary her in 2020.
After an article from The Hill broke that told the story of how various Democrat groups and politicians were planning to find candidates to run the young democratic socialist out of office after only one term, Ocasio-Cortez seems to have gotten a tad spooked, and is now buying up dozens of Facebook ads in order to fundraise in preparation for a 2020 battle.
As well she should. Some of the groups angry with her are the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, and various politicians from her own district. While Ocasio-Cortez assures the Black Caucus that she’s not going after any black Democrats, she is brazenly going after one Hispanic Caucus member, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).
Like Trump, she has a lot of enemies in her own party. Unlike Trump, she’s not old enough to run for President (not 2020 anyway, but she can run in 2024).