According to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party will soon need a new, younger leadership. In a simple rush to replace Trump, Democrats focused on that primary goal, neglecting rejuvenation staff. Thus, there are many in the Biden administration who were part of the Obama or Clinton administration. No new solutions have been worked on. Also congressional leaders aren't developing up-and-comers. She also noted that, as best anyone can tell, the current superannuated leadership had done little or no succession planning. The path, and the leadership of the Democratic Party are made up of those who are remnants of much earlier and outdated trends in politics, and as the AOC claims “remnants of the gerontocracy”.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California is 80 years old and was first elected in 1986. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland is 81 and was first elected in 1981. House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina is 80 and was first elected in 1992. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York is a youthful 70 — he was first elected to the New York State Assembly as a 24 year old — but he plays older.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez also noted correctly that this problem is exacerbated by the fact that over the last 45 years, power in Congress has been aggregated in leadership offices rather than dispersed to committee chairmen or individual offices. Consequently, it is difficult for lawmakers to develop the skills or experience necessary for leadership. The trend that Biden follows for some reason in choosing his administration, as Cortez noticed, is "retro", because the public allegedly prefers it. However, something like this slows down the introduction of new politicians and attitudes. This is all already, more or less seen. It also means that in many instances they are hiring those who have taken the traditional Washington path of failing upward across administrations.