We live in a country that for the most part, if there are things that you do not want to do, you don’t have to do them.
For example, a lot of us talk about running for office, but we don’t do it because we know what a responsibility it would be. That stuff is pretty hard.
Which is one of the reasons why they have metered terms because someone might see after awhile that going to Washington is not all it is cracked up to be.
In an interview with the New York Times over the weekend, progressive U.S. House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she is uncertain of her political future.
Ocasio-Cortez was first elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections. She just won re-election last week with 68% of the vote against conservative challenger John Cummings.
The New York Times asked her about a potential Senate run in the future.
“I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher officer and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere – they’re probably the same,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez explained to the Times that her time in politics has been stressful, and she hasn’t felt supported by her party.
Ocasio-Cortez has been criticized by members of her own party for being too progressive. In the interview, she appealed to her party to embrace her more progressive values:
“So I need my colleagues to understand that we are not the enemy. And that their base is not the enemy. That the movement for black lives is not the enemy, that Medicare for all is not the enemy. If (Democrats) keep going after the wrong thing, I mean, they’re just setting up their on obsolescence.”