Ocasio-Cortez for House speaker? ‘I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew’

Ocasio-Cortez for House speaker? ‘I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Comedy Central video screen grab)

[Ed. – That ship has sailed and then some.]

Democrat socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was still celebrating her victory in New York’s 14th Congressional District Tuesday night when she was asked her thoughts on becoming speaker in the Democratic-controlled House.

The 29-year-old laughed, and told Amy Goodman of the left-wing news program Democracy Now, “I mean, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew.”

Goodman had asked Ocasio-Cortez her stance on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) returning as House speaker.

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“Who do you think needs to lead the House?,” she asked. “And would you consider the possibility of being the speaker … yourself?”

“I mean, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew,” Ocasio-Cortez laughed. “I just won my seat.”

“But, you know, what I do think is that in terms of her leadership in context, we need to see what our options are,” she continued. “You know, my fear is, I just wouldn’t want to see candidates running to her right, and that being our only option.”

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