In Tuesday’s primary in New York, some members of Alexandria Ocasio “Squad” Cortez lost their seats while the majority of Democrats gained ground. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” may not be able to expand their presence in Congress after Tuesday’s New York state primary. Shown are two members of the so-called “squad” of House Democrats, Ilhan Omar (left) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right). here.
It’s been difficult for the AOC-sponsored “Squad” contenders and candidates to navigate the stages of primary elections across the country, and New York is no exception. While it is true that AOC, now serving as the representative of New York’s 14th Circuit, passed its primary unchallenged, the same cannot be said of other progressive candidates running for office in the Empire State /p>
To avoid a potential conflict with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, incumbent Rep. Mondaire Jones, who had previously been elected representative of New York’s 17th congressional district, decided to run for the 10th district.
The latter also decided to run for office. in the 17th District Notable for being one of the first openly gay black congressmen in the United States and a progressive one, Jones came third in his primary. However, of his support tally included prominent Democrats like AOC and Nancy Pelosi.
AOC also supported Alessandra Biaggi, who ran against Maloney in District 17 and lost by a wide margin in the primary. He lost to centrist Democrat Max Rose in New York’s 11th district. These elections show that the majority of Americans, particularly in progressive New York City, do not support radical left candidates.
Furthermore, many of the goals and demands of the “Squad” have been ignored by the Democratic establishment, which has passed at best watered-down versions of their demands, such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the Student Loan Forgiveness announcement. However, the “Squadron” was a driving force behind the passage of these two laws.
This shows that AOC and its thugs have no influence over the Democratic Party, no matter how radical the party may be. On the one hand, this means that what may be the most radical initiatives (like the Green New Deal) will never fully go through. On the other hand, however, it shows that most of the Democratic Party has radicalized itself and doesn’t even need the “Squad” to destroy American ideals.