Dem Rep From New York Denounces AOC, Calls Her A Dictator: “This is not a dictatorship, this is a democracy”


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is revolting against Pelosi and other Dems and is backing a primary challenger for incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx).

Pelosi is backing Engel but AOC is trying to send him packing causing a befuddled Engel to denounce AOC and call her a dictator.

“This is not a dictatorship. This is a democracy. We shouldn’t have one person, from high, even though she’s a colleague of mine, think that she can anoint whoever’s elected,” he said in the video below.

From The New York Post:

On Wednesday, the Bronx-Queens congresswoman, who goes by her initials, AOC, on social media, used a series of tweets to announce she was endorsing Bowman, 44, a former middle school principal backed by the left-leaning Justice Democrats — meaning she was trying to oust Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The 73-year-old liberal represents a district from parts of The Bronx and Westchester, next door to Ocasio-Cortez’s home base.

“This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the ballot box,” Ocasio-Cortez, 30, said in a tweet.

She called Bowman, who is black, “a profound community leader.” Engel’s district has mostly black and Hispanic voters.

Engel was embroiled in controversy this week when he was overheard on a hot mic saying he didn’t really care about the looting rocking his constituents.

During a press conference with local leaders and elected officials, he asked Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. if he could make some remarks at the microphone.

When Diaz Jr. said there were too many people on the list, Engel mumbled through his face mask: “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.”

“What was that?” Diaz Jr. asked him, according to the audio captured on a News 12 live feed of the event and shared on Twitter by NY1 reporter Emily Ngo.

“If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” he repeated.

“Don’t do that to me,” Diaz Jr. scolded him.


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