Democrats Expect Ocasio-Cortez to Primary Chuck Schumer

High-level Democrats have suggested that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may primary Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Top Democrats reportedly expect Ocasio-Cortez, who made national fame for her primary victory against former Rep. Joe Crowley, to primary Schumer in 2022 or Gillibrand in 2024. Gillibrand continues to campaign for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, despite her low polling numbers.

Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, however, said the controversial freshman Rep. does not intend to pursue a primary fight in the near future. “Having worked on her campaign, I don’t think we’re going to be moving to a different role any time soon.”