Ex-Sanders campaign organizer touts Barbara Lee as possible Pelosi replacement

House Democratic leadership could be up for grabs and former Bernie SandersBernie SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE campaign organizer Alexandra Rojas thinks Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeMarijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator Overnight Health Care: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe MORE (D-Calif.) is the best one for the job. 

“I’d love to see someone like Barbara Lee be in leadership in the House of Representatives,” Rojas told Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

Rojas is currently the executive director of the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats.

Rojas believes Lee has what it takes to unite Democrats, and is prepared to take a leadership position in the party’s caucus.

“She has consistently shown that she upholds progressive values – not just in her legislation but as she speaks all throughout the country,” Rojas said. 

Rojas added that Democrats want “fresh new blood as the face of the Democratic Party” and she thinks Lee represents just that.

This isn’t the first time Lee’s name has been brought up as a possible Democratic leader of the House.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) echoed similar thoughts following her stunning upset over incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley. In an interview with The Washington Post, Ocasio-Cortez suggested Lee as an alternative rather than committing to back Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiProgressives call for impeachment inquiry after reported Kavanaugh allegations The promise and peril of offshoring prescription drug pricing Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump MORE as House speaker. 

“I'd like to see new leadership, but I don't even know what our options are," she said. "I mean, is Barbara Lee running? Call me when she does."

Lee is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She also served as a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and vice chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus.

Lee is one of the few lawmakers to oppose the Afghanistan War from the very beginning. In fact, Lee was the only one in Congress to vote against the war, just days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

— Tess Bonn