AOC admits, ‘I don’t even know if I want to be in politics’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn’t know whether she wants to stay in politics, much less run for higher office.
“It’s the stress. … It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy,’’ the Bronx congresswoman told the New York Times in an interview published over the weekend.
“I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher office and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere — they’re probably the same,” said the pol, who just won re-election.
“I don’t even know if I want to be in politics,” AOC said. “You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year.’’
The self-described democratic socialist and her “Squad” of congressional cronies have taken heat over their party’s unexpectedly poor showing in some races, with critics saying the progressive female group’s attempt to push the Dems to the far-left killed colleagues at the polls.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on Sunday accused liberals who pushed the “defund the police” battle cry amid the Black Lives Matter movement of costing some Democrats their seats. AOC has been among those calling for “defunding.”
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