Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is talked about as a possible future president.
But the socialist Congresswoman for New York just got some really bad news.
And now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be thrown out of Congress for this shocking reason.
New York is set to lose a Congressional District in the 2020 census.
Since the New York state legislature is dominated by Democrats, the natural expectation would be the Democrats in Albany erasing one Republican district out of existence.
However, that does not appear to be the case.
Instead, New York Democrats are setting their sights on carving up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district to get rid of her.
The Hill exclusively reports on the push inside the New York Democrat caucus to end Ocasio-Cortez’s career through redistricting:
At least one House Democrat has been privately urging members of the New York delegation to recruit a local politician from the Bronx or Queens to challenge Ocasio-Cortez.
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” the Democratic lawmaker, who requested anonymity, told The Hill. “You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”
There is no doubt Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Squad” members – Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – are some of the biggest stars and leaders of the Democrat Party.
But there is also no doubt Ocasio-Cortez is a lightning rod for controversy.
The “Squad” are self-professed socialists that champion an anti-American agenda that thrills young liberals but repels the rest of America.
The Soviet-style government healthcare takeover that the “Squad” supports is the policy North Star for the socialist left, but it is wildly unpopular with the public because it will eliminate and ban private health insurance for 180 million Americans.
Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Squad” members also routinely find themselves involved with scandals involving anti-Semitism and bigotry.
The recent anti-Semitic Chanukah attack in New York once again focused the spotlight on the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democrat Party embracing bigotry.
Democrats that want to sacrifice her Congressional District are acting out of self preservation.
They worry that the brighter Ocasio-Cortez’s star shines, the dimmer the Democrats’ political prospects grow.
Of course, just because Democrats eliminate her district does not mean her career is over.
But Democrats would redraw the lines in such a way that Ocasio-Cortez would stand little chance of winning a Democrat Primary if she moved to another district and challenged another sitting Democrat member of Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez could also set her sights on a promotion.
Chuck Schumer is up for re-election in 2022.
If Ocasio-Cortez feels Schumer did not fight hard enough in impeachment and Donald Trump wins re-election in 2020, that could set up a marquee Senate primary between Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.