Chuck Schumer got hit with a rude awakening that could end his career
Chuck Schumer has no idea what is about to hit him.
The top Senate Democrat is facing the biggest challenge to his power.
And Chuck Schumer got hit with this rude awakening that could end his career.
Once Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress, it was only a matter of time before she sought higher office.
The only question was, would she set her sights on the Senate or bide her time and run for President once she reached the age of 35?
That question has been answered.
Word is beginning to leak out that Ocasio-Cortez could challenge Chuck Schumer in a 2022 Democrat primary.
Top Democrats tell “Axios on HBO” they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of the two New York senators — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022, or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024.
Why it matters: AOC has instantly become one of the party’s most coveted endorsers (up there with Clintons and Obamas) — and has recently made common cause with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a pairing that could take off.
A Harris poll for “Axios on HBO” shows socialism is soaring in popularity, especially with women ages 18 to 54 (55%) and younger Americans.
Ocasio-Cortez running against Chuck Schumer could be the highest-profile Senate primary in American history.
The freshman Congresswoman would bring an unmatched social media and fundraising profile to the race.
And it would be the most serious challenge faced by Schumer since he won election to the Senate in 1998 when he ousted a Republican incumbent.
Republicans would love nothing more than to see a Democrat civil war between the far-Left represented by Schumer and the socialists and communists represented by Ocasio-Cortez break out.
That would destabilize the Democrat Party and drag them so far to the Left ahead of the 2022 midterms that the party might as well be trying to represent Cuba or Venezuela.