This could be the first time I agree with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but she is 100% correct when she suggests that haircut queen House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her groveling buddy Chuck Schumer need to go.
AOC didn’t put it like that. She said it a little more professionally when she said that Congress needs new leadership. I like to say things my way, she says them her way. My way is usually better, but this is one time we are on the same page.
The former bartender said all of this on a podcast with The Intercept as reported by USA Today:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said the Democratic Party needs new leadership during an interview that aired Wednesday.
During a new podcast with The Intercept, Ocasio-Cortez said “I mean, I think so,” when asked directly whether it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to be replaced.
Ocasio-Cortez, who hasn’t been shy in criticizing members of her own party, hit the Democratic leadership with one of her most direct criticisms in the interview.
She also said Democrats have failed to create a succession plan for when older leaders like Pelosi and Schumer do step aside.
Please, please, please get Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer out of politics. Polticians should be forced to retire at 65. There is no reason any of them should be working a day past 65. They should be retired and traveling around some fancy town with all their earnings from milking the government for career jobs in politics. You know, just saying enough to get by and keep their job while not really doing as much as they could.
The article on USA Today continued, saying:
“A lot of this is not just about these two personalities,” she said of Pelosi and Schumer, “but also the structural shifts that these two personalities have led in their time in leadership. The structural shifts of power in the House, both in process and rule, to concentrate power in party leadership of both parties, frankly, but in the Democratic Party leadership to such a degree that an individual member has far less power than they did 30, 40, 50 years ago.”
It’s time for a major overhaul of the American political system. It’s a complete disaster right now and everyone should admit that.
We can easily start with sending Pelosi and Schumer packing and on to their retirement.
They don’t need the money, they just want the power.