AOC: ‘I don’t believe in just an anti-incumbent strategy,’ except for those who aren’t liberal enough

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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she does not exclusively support an anti-incumbent strategy, especially if the incumbent is necessary to a liberal policy agenda.

Best known for defeating former House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley during the 2018 primaries, Ocasio-Cortez’s victory seems to have inspired other Democratic candidates to challenge longtime senior Democratic incumbents, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, New York Rep. Nita Lowey, and New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone.

“Just the idea of being open to primaries and finding primaries acceptable, for some reason, just that position alone is this profoundly controversial position,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Examiner.

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