“I don’t know if I’m really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like,” the New York representative told Vanity Fair. “I don’t see myself really staying where I’m at for the rest of my life.”
Along with Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan -- both Muslims -- and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, AOC has been a target of President Donald Trump and his 2020 presidential campaign.
She asserted that she does not “want to aspire to a quote-unquote higher position just for the sake of that title or just for the sake of having a different or higher position.”
“I truly make an assessment to see if I can be more effective,” the first-term lawmaker continued. “And so, you know, I don’t know if I could necessarily be more effective in an administration, but, for me, that’s always what the question comes down to.”
In a tweet on June 22, Trump welcomed the replacement of Schumer by AOC, calling it “a big improvement,” and predicting that “she would win!”
Actually, that would be a big improvement - and she would win! https://t.co/EzmOjNtYJS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020
The president posted a series of racist tweets last year, calling on the four lawmakers — known as The Squad, — who are some of his most fierce critics, to "go back" to the "totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" and fix them before criticizing the way America is governed.