Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Democratic caucus opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House Speaker by pointing out the demographic makeup of its members.
“Well, for me when I was reading this letter that was kind of released today, my main concern was that there is no vision, there is no common value, there is no goal that is really articulated in this letter aside from we need to change,” Ocasio-Cortez told Hayes when asked about Monday’s letter — signed by 16 Democrats — who oppose Pelosi’s leadership.
After criticizing the concept of “changing our party leadership just for the sake of it,” Ocasio-Cortez lamented the immutable characteristics shared by many in the group and the idea that the leadership could end up “more conservative.”
“I mean, if anything, I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “And when you actually look at the signatories, it is not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party. We have about 16 signatories, 14 of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus. There’s very few ideological diversity. It’s not like there are Progressives that are signing on. It’s not like you have a broad-based coalition. So I find it — you know, I’m not totally bought into the concept.” – READ MORE