Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times in an interview that she could give up politics, depending on her political party’s hostility towards progressive goals.
“I don’t even know if I want to get involved in politics,” she told The Times. “You know, in fact, in the first six months of my term, I don’t even know if I’m running for re-election this year.”
The Bronx said Democrats were hostile to progressive causes, like Medicare for All and the Black Movement.
“Outside, there’s a lot of support,” she said, according to The Times. “But internally, it̵7;s extremely hostile to anything that even smells of progress.”
The interview comes on Saturday, shortly after the major news networks call the Joe Biden presidential election. While Biden won the presidency, Democrats did not favor Democrats quite well, with some central party leaders blaming the progressive message for the loss of House seats.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has easily beaten its incredibly well-funded rivals, has dismissed that accusation, blaming the losses caused by underdeveloped digital campaigns and avoiding progression issues. . In a tweet, she said some campaigns spent $ 0 on digital advertising the week before the election.
She also told The Times that she wanted Democrats to stop seeing progressive causes as enemies, and if they weren’t, “they’re just making their own obsolescence.”
On Twitter, she said ignoring progressive activists discourages black, brown, and young organizers from helping Democrats win.
“I chose to run for re-election because I feel I have to prove that this is real. The movement is real. That I am not a lucky guy,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Times. “People really want guaranteed health care and people really want Democrats to fight for them.”