AOC calls on New York state Democratic Party chair to resign

Republicans seem poised to form a majority in the House of Representatives following this week’s midterm elections, with a number of their victories coming in New York state.

That fact didn’t go over well with far-left Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and she called on New York state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs to resign. 

AOC claims state party “was gutted”

According to the Washington Examiner, Ocasio-Cortez made that demand in a tweet thread early on Wednesday morning.

The congresswoman also lashed out at former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, someone she says “gutted” the state party’s leadership.

In a subsequent tweet, Ocasio-Cortez referenced an incident last year in which Jacobs compared endorsing Buffalo mayoral candidate India Walton, an African American woman, to supporting a run by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

“Last night’s NY underperformance is a testament to years of prioritizing calcified machine politics and favoring over performance, strategy, & organizing,” Ocasio-Cortez complained in third tweet.

“To win from here, Jacobs must go and we must recenter the party to better value community leadership and small-d democracy,” she insisted.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair House seat

Jacobs is not the only Democratic New York politician who is facing scrutiny, as Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is in the spotlight as well.

Fox News reported that Maloney, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was defeated on Tuesday night by Republican challenger Mike Lawler.

“One-party rule is not working — we need to restore balance and common sense at every level of government,” Fox 5 quoted Lawler as saying in his victory speech.