Ignore House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. I think it’s clear who the real leaders in the Democratic party are, and it’s not anyone in a leadership position.
While there were lots of clues that the Democrats were now answering to the hard left, the definitive moment that we knew people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had become the de facto leaders of the Democrats was when the 2020 candidates began going into Marxist territory with their policy suggestions like it wasn’t a big deal.
There once was a time when Sen. Bernie Sanders was considered the odd duck with his open socialism. Now, everyone is promising free this, and free that. Andrew Yang is promising a universal basic income and brags that he’s literally trying to give people money if he’s elected.