[Ed. – The media seem to be trying to inject drama into this. But the August break is a natural time for this transition, and these two guys in particular are from the “electoral trenches” branch of politics more than staffing the Hill. It doesn’t seem like a big deal.]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office.
“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Trent told the Intercept Friday. …
He founded a PAC called Brand New Congress in 2016 and another called Justice Democrats in 2017, with the stated goal of helping elect liberal candidates to Congress. One of those candidates was Ocasio-Cortez, who, last November, age 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Trent is planning to leave the office to work on Ocasio-Cortez’s 2020 reelection campaign as communications director.