Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke out on Monday to say that she will not be revealing whether or not she plans to challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his Senate seat next year.
“I know it drives everybody nuts, but the way that I really feel about this and the way that I really approach my politics and my political career is that I do not look at things and I do not set my course positionally,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN.
“And I know there’s a lot of people who do not believe that. But I really – I can’t operate the way that I operate and do the things that I do in politics while trying to be aspiring to other things or calculating to other things,” she added. “I’m not commenting on that.”
When asked about this back in January, Ocasio-Cortez said something similar.
“[I am] very much in a place where I’m trying to decide what is the most effective thing I can do to help our Congress, our [political] process, and our country actually address the issues of climate change, health care, wage inequality, etc.,” she said, according to The Hill.
Ocasio-Cortez has reportedly been pressuring Schumer to move further left with his politics. She also said this week that looking to the future would compromise her ability to do her current job.