Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be looking for a new job after this jaw-dropping statement
Since entering Congress two years ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the biggest names in the Democrat Party.
But her time in Congress may be up.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be looking for a new job after this jaw-dropping statement.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the chorus of Democrats calling for an investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over his administration’s cover up of the true number of deaths in nursing homes resulting from Cuomo’s order that nursing homes take in coronavirus patients.
“I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during COVID-19,” Ocasio-Cortez declared.
“Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic,” Ocasio-Crotez added. “Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the secretary to the governor’s remarks warrant a full investigation.”
This statement had many political observers putting the statement in the context of 2022 politics.
Ocasio-Cortez has not denied speculation that she could seek higher office next November.
She has said she doesn’t think she will stay in the House of Representatives forever.
There have been rumors for over a year that Ocasio-Cortez would primary Chuck Schumer when the Senate Majority Leader runs for re-election.
But recent polling data shows Chuck Schumer with a 69 percent approval rating among New York Democrats, making any primary challenge an uphill fight.
However, the pressure on Cuomo is building and Cuomo could be impeached, he may resign, he could face criminal charges, or he could stick it out and run for re-election in 2022 as a hobbled incumbent.
And that could lead to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez viewing the position of Governor of New York as the more tempting opportunity for her ambitions for higher office.