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AOC Slams Her Own Party's Leadership in New York Following 'Underperformance'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) posted a Twitter thread going off on the leadership of her own party in New York.

Ocasio-Cortez reacted to a map showing a shift towards Republicans in New York.

“NYS Dem party leadership, which was gutted under Cuomo, stuffed with lobbyists, works to boost GOP, and failed to pass a basic state ballot measure to protect NY redistricting, must be accountable,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

She added, “I called for Jay Jacob’s resignation a year ago and I still hold that position.”

In her next tweet, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the New York state Democratic Party chair for making a decision that potentially cost Democrats in the election.

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“After leading the party to a catastrophic ballot measure loss that would’ve saved Dem House seats, the party chair (Jacobs) compared a Black woman Dem nominee to the KKK. He was protected. Last night’s underperformance is a consequence of that decision,” she wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested the “underperformance is a testament to years of prioritizing calcified machine politics and favoring over performance, strategy, and organizing.”

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

The congresswoman won reelection against Republican challenger Tina Forte.

“Thank you to every member of our community and every grassroots supporter for entrusting me with the great responsibility of representing NY-14 in Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Other members of the “squad” that won reelection are Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Cori Bush (Mo.) and Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.).

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“To every single volunteer, thank you for protecting people’s right to vote. Thank you for caring enough. Thank you for showing up with joy and love,” Tlaib tweeted.

The tweet continues, “Tonight, we will show folks that our community is beautifully loud and powerful. We aren’t going to be silenced.”

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