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First-term U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, New York, hands out leaflets explaining how to vote early or by absentee ballot to passersby at the Parkchester subway station in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, June 15, 2020, in New York. Ocasio-Cortez is running against challenger and former journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and others in New York’s June 23 primary. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

 

AOC’s got a brand new supporter.

In case you haven’t heard, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking to unseat big wig Chuck Schumer and make the ol’ conversion from representative to senator.

That, according to the Washington Times.

It’d be quite the story — arguably the least experienced legislator in the history of the United States Congress topples a real live straight white male monument — congressional Democrats’ big old dog, rolled by a young pup.

Are you in favor?

One guy is, and he’s a notable one.

Alexandria’s getting the endorsement of none other than the Commander-in-Chief.

On Sunday, Donald Trump hailed the face-off, claiming AOC could stick it to the man if the two go head-to-head.

As per the President, it’d be an improvement:

“Actually, that would be a big improvement – and she would win!”

Despite the constant yet contradictory claims of the mainstream media, Trump seems to usually be ahead of the opposition. So I’d say there’s a chance he’d like her to win for more than benevolent reasons.

It’d make for a more-than-uncomfortable situation: A member of the Fab Four — Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Oman, and Ayanna Pressley — suddenly warming the seat of 80-year-old Nancy Pelosi’s age-appropriate right-hand man.

There’s been less than good blood between them in the past — see Joe Cunningham’s “Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Are Trying To Shut Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Up” or my own “Pelosi Doubles Down on AOC & Friends, Reminds Us She’s a Steel Horse: ‘Regrets is Something I Don’t Do.’

As noted by the New York Post, on Twitter, Bernie campaign senior adviser David Sirota sounded psyched:

“Just going to say something out loud that should be obvious: The fastest way to speed up the process of changing the corrupt, do-nothing, status-quo-protecting culture of the national Democratic Party is for @AOC to defeat @ChuckSchumer in a Democratic primary in 2022.”

So whatcha think? Can she shellack Schumer? Let us all know in the Comments section.

There’s certainly a sense to it — as long as we’re getting rid of George Washington, we’d might as well replace the people who served with him.*

-ALEX

*For Facebook fact-checkers: Chuck Schumer didn’t actually serve with George Washington. Chuck came sometime after.

 

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