Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that the Democratic Party needs new leadership, specifically stating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer need to go. She warned, however, that a power vacuum within the Democratic Party could be filled by "nefarious" forces who are "even more conservative" than the current caucus leaders.
The self-described democratic socialist made the remarks during a podcast interview on "The Intercept" that aired Thursday.
"I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession."