Top 3 House Democrats Fine With Crowley Staying on as No. 4
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 29, 2018,
Jun 29, 2018, 3:43
If Ocasio-Cortez wins in November, she will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Christina Greer, a political scientist at Fordham University, said Ocasio-Cortez's win is the latest twist in the ongoing conflict within the Democratic Party that was highlighted by the bruising presidential primary matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who, like Ocasio-Cortez has identified as a democratic socialist. His defeat marks a potential sea change in party politics - a result with implications for Democrats nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014.
Crowley has been a member of the US Congress since 1999 and is now the chair of the House Democratic caucus, making him one of the most senior Democrats in the House of Representatives. But Ocasio-Cortez's shocking victory over Crowley, a Democratic powerhouse, has many wondering if another major primary upset is brewing in The Bay State.
The Fox News host ended the segment by asking his audience "do you really want these people running the country?"
"No idea who this guy is, hundreds of folks walked into the hall open to the public last night", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
"That is a big one that nobody saw happening", he added. "I think that is, first and foremost, one of the basic elements and violations".
Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated Crowley 58 percent to 42 percent, was working at a Brooklyn cocktail bar in November a year ago.
Lopez-Pierre admits he has never spoken to Ocasio-Cortez.
Joseph Crowley, a 10-term Congressman and one of the best-known friends of India in the House of Representatives, has been defeated by a 28-year-old Latino candidate in the Democratic party's key NY primary, in one of the shocking upsets in recent American political history. "She just has this energy that's so motivated and ready just to work and make things happen", Vahedi says. He was widely seen as a frontrunner to succeed Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic House leader.
Her first love as a child was science, not politics.
Citing scheduling conflicts, he missed a debate in the Bronx with Ocasio-Cortez, sending former city councilwoman Annabel Palma as a surrogate. She campaigned on Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, and on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). I just think that after every election the caucus gets a chance to give an assessment of the leadership. "We've got people. They've got money", Ocasio-Cortez said in the ad.
The 28-year-old unseated 10-term incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking house democrat. "We had felt so great all day, but to see what that feeling looked like in numbers was really astonishing".
Progressive ideals scare conservatives, but the National Rifle Association (NRA) is showing itself to be terrified of what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's congressional primary win on Tuesday, June 26, could mean for the state of NY.
But Ocasio-Cortez pushed back against that theory, voicing support for several other candidates who have declined corporate donations to their campaigns, including Pressley. "She surprised a lot of people because there are assumptions made about who cares and who wins elections", said Pressley.