Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised some Democrats during a recent interview with the New York Times published this week; saying she “doesn’t even know” if she “wants to be in politics” beyond her current term.
“Is there a universe in which they’re hostile enough that we’re talking about a Senate run in a couple years?” asked the New York Times.
“I genuinely don’t know. I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. 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,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“It’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion,” she added.
“But 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 Congresswoman.
Read the full interview at the New York Times.
NEW DEMOCRATS: Ocasio-Cortez Says Omar’s Hateful Venezuela Rant ‘Feels Like Justice’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended Ilhan Omar’s vicious rant against US Special Envoy Elliott Abrams Wednesday; saying the Congresswoman’s outrageous accusations of ‘Venezuelan Genocide’ felt “like justice.”
“Ilhan Omar is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice,” tweeted Cortez.
I often reflect on @AyannaPressley‘s words: “people closest to the pain should be closest to the power.”@IlhanMN is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice. https://t.co/3mFv0lmAis
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Omar erupted during Abram’s congressional testimony regarding Venezuela’s socialist regime this week; accusing the Trump official of endorsing war crimes and other atrocities.
CORTEZ ERUPTS: AOC Blasts Trump’s ‘Hostility to Muslim People’ Hours After Deadly New Zealand Attack
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Trump hours after a devastating mass shooting killed 49 people at two New Zealand mosques Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief harbors widespread “hostility to Muslim people.”
“Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez
Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it.
There is so much work to do. Repealing the Ban is square 1.https://t.co/dqrCsedMrt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Cortez’ comments come hours after a gunman opened fire at two New Zealand Houses of Worship; taking the lives of 49 people and injuring countless more.
President Trump condemned the attack within minutes; describing the assault as a “vicious act of hate.”