Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s career is about to end for one jaw dropping reason
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dreaded this day would come.
The freshman Democrat routinely finds herself in the middle of high profile controversies.
But now her career might be over for one jaw dropping reason.
Every ten years, states redraw their Congressional maps in accordance with the United States census.
The next round of redistricting is coming up in 2020 and there might be one high profile casualty: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
New York is set to lose a seat in 2020 due to population losses, and some Democrats want to see her district drawn out of existence as payback for Ocasio-Cortez threatening to recruit primary challengers to run against establishment-backed Democrats.
The Intercept reports:
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ is prepared for the possibility that Democrats in New York could redraw her district after the 2020 election, she told The Intercept in an interview.
Following the 2020 census, every state will draw new district boundaries to reflect changes in the population, the political implications of which will stretch for at least the next decade. In 2014, New York approved a constitutional amendment establishing a nonpartisan redistricting commission, which is set to take over the redistricting process starting in 2020. The 10-member commission, meant to be independent from the legislature, is made up of individuals selected by leaders from the state Senate and Assembly, and the original eight members pick two additional members.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s most determined adversaries are not partisan Republicans, but Democrats who say that she has been a disruptive influence. The Hill recently reported that at least one member of Congress has been urging New York party leaders to recruit a Democratic primary challenger to Ocasio-Cortez. But the news led to a surge of donations to Ocasio-Cortez, suggesting that a more efficient means of ousting her might be simply to eliminate her district.
This move could destroy the Democrat Party.
Their grassroots will ignite a civil war if they see party bosses trying to kneecap one of their “champions.”
And a fractured Democrat Party is exactly what Donald Trump would love to see heading into his 2020 re-election campaign.