VIDEO: Students say AOC should replace Pelosi as Speaker
Democrats lost seats in the House this election, and many are blaming it on the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Campus Reform asked college students at American University if they felt Pelosi should step down from her position as House Speaker.
Most students expressed their desire for Pelosi to be replaced with someone younger and more progressive, and they were excited by the prospect of AOC as speaker.
Democrats anticipated a blue wave this election but ended up losing seats in the House of Representatives. Some are blaming the losses on the leadership of Nancy Pelosi.
Campus Reform spoke with college students at American University in Washington, D.C., and asked them if they felt Pelosi should step down from her position as House Speaker.
Most students wanted Pelosi to be replaced with someone younger and more progressive.
“Yeah, I think she should step down in that case because she is very representative of that divide in the country,” said one young woman.
Students were ecstatic about the idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Speaker of the House. When asked what qualities would make Ocasio-Cortez an effective Speaker, students said that she is media savvy, a female minority, and that she is pushing the Democratic Party further left.
“As somebody who has built up such a great national brand and brought forth so many integral proposals like the Green New Deal, it’s just somebody like that would be a lightning bolt for change and a catalyst within the party,” said one young man about AOC.
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