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AOC goes scorched earth on Dem Party leadership after far-left candidate fails to defeat incumbent

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at her party’s leadership after progressive attorney Jessica Cisneros failed to defeat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) in a runoff election.

Just 175 votes separate Cisneros and Cuellar after Tuesday’s runoff election, leading Cuellar to declare victory. However, Cisneros may still close the gap with mail-in ballots that still need to be counted. She has not conceded, and could request a recount given the tight election result.

The race has not officially been called.

What did AOC say?

Ocasio-Cortez blasted Democratic Party leaders for continuing to support Cuellar. Progressive Democrats have worked tirelessly to put Cisneros in a position to defeat Cuellar, but it looks like it may not have been enough.

“On the day of a mass shooting and weeks after of Roe, Democratic Party leadership

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