The growing war between Mayor Eric Adams and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the direction of the Democratic party in Albany and the city may be getting hotter by the day.
Ocasio-Cortez called out Adams Albany choices Wednesday night after one stated. “We are Democrats! We are not socialists!,” after she backed far more progressive candidates criticizing increasing police budgets in the wake of soaring crime violence.
“Sad how many leaders are so committed to the bit of denigrating advocates that they refuse to even consider the possibility that perhaps abandoning youth employment, school funding, housing & community violence interruption to boost already-huge police budgets makes us less safe,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
I don’t get the sentiment expressed by the one-term Congresswoman, whose district has seen a startling rise in shootings and other felonies.
Ocasio-Cortez has formed an alliance with the Working Families Party — which is loosely affiliated with her Democratic Socialists of America — in a bid to replace seven incumbents tied to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie with left-wing “working-class” candidates.
The fact that I have to defend Adams as a moderate in this political battle, shows just how far left Ocasio-Cortez has gone.