Benjamin Norton interviews Howie Klein about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenging Joseph Crowley for NY’s 14th Congressional District
Heated #NY14 Primary Pits Corrupt Establishment Democrat Joseph Crowley Against Young Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
One of the nation’s most closely-watched primary race is taking place in New York, where Queens party Boss Joseph Crowley (Establishment-NY) is being challenged by democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley is chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and he is fourth in line to the House speakership should the Democrats take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, however, talk amongst lobbyists is that Crowley will become speaker once Nancy Pelosi (Establishment-CA) is forced to give up the leadership post.
Howie Klein, who heads Blue America PAC, says in this interview that Crowley is “the most corrupt Democrat in the House.”
As the media have reported, the activities of the Queens political machine that Crowley administers is the subject of law enforcement interest.