In an interview with the New York Times over the weekend, progressive U.S. House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she is uncertain of her political future.

Ocasio-Cortez was first elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections. She just won re-election last week with 68% of the vote against conservative challenger John Cummings.

The New York Times asked her about a potential Senate run in the future.

“I genuinely don’t know,” she told them. “I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year.”

“I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher officer and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere – they’re probably the same,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez explained to the Times that her time in politics has been stressful, and she hasn’t felt supported by her party.

“It’s the stress. …It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been criticized by members of her own party for being too progressive. In the interview, she appealed to her party to embrace her more progressive values:

“So I need my colleagues to understand that we are not the enemy. And that their base is not the enemy. That the movement for black lives is not the enemy, that Medicare for all is not the enemy. If (Democrats) keep going after the wrong thing, I mean, they’re just setting up their on obsolescence.”

The New York representative has bee a radical progressive voice in Congress, advocating for causes such as climate change, universal healthcare, and the defunding of police departments. Before running for Congress, she campaigned for Bernie Sanders.

She is the youngest woman, as well as the first female member of the Democratic Socialists of America, to serve in the United States Congress.

Caitlin Bassett

Caitlin Bassett

Caitlin Bassett graduated from Liberty University in 2017 with her Bachelor's in Politics and Policy. She grew up in the great Pacific Northwest and temporarily resides in northern California. She also writes as "the Evergreen Conservative" at www.theevergreenconservative.wordpress.com.

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  • Awww, little girl doesn’t want to play anymore….says people are mean and she doesn’t get her way! Just not fun playing this big kids’ game now. Thinks she might go be a pro youtuber instead!

    • Love It!! YES, Please Leave!!! AOC And Pelosi Just Get The Hell Out Of Our Government!!! People STOP Voting For These America Hating Losers!!! We’ll Do A Dance If You Also Leave Our Country!!!

  • If This Helps You Any…PLEASE KNOW WE, THE AMERICAN CITIZENS CERTAINLY DON’T WANT YOU IN OUR GOVERNMENT OR COUNTRY…BYE!!!

  • Wow, AOC even the Democrats hate you. You have successfully made All of America Hate you. What a Huge Accomplishment. You and the rest of the crazy ladies should consider leaving America and don’t leave a forwarding address. We don’t need y’all’s hate in this country. We want people in office to want the best for our country and it’s citizens. And you sweetheart and not it!! Do us all a favor and write the resignation letter and leave gracefully.

  • At least AOC is consistent, she hasn’t known what’s going on from one day to the next. At least the Speaker of the House stays fairly drunk on a regular basis. Maybe these two should stick together, as patron and pourer…

  • Please leave politics. Your a horrible person who doesn’t allow people to freely vote. This is not a place for you.

  • I’d be totally fine with it if she left politics… I think all the farting cows would be totally fine with it if she left politics… I think all the miners, riggers, truck drivers, loggers, and the like would be more than fine with it if she left politics!! Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

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