Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on House Democratic Leadership
by etouhey

New York Democratic Representative Carolyn McCarthy has called on younger members of her party to move up the caucus ladder, saying current leaders need to know when it's time to move on.

"There might be some bumps in the road, but I do always believe that it's time for younger people to take our spots, with fresh ideas and new ways of doing things," McCarthy said.

McCarthy, who is retiring at the end of her current term, made the remarks in an exit interview with this network.

"One of the things that I certainly believe with all my heart and soul: You have to know when to leave," McCarthy said. "And Nancy obviously does not feel that this is the time to leave," she said of the re-elected leader.

The full interview will air Monday at 8:40 p.m. ET on C-SPAN.  Here's an excerpt.