If you came here looking for news about the democratic party righting the ship and beginning to gel once again, I have bad news for you.
There is still an enormous chasm between the two polar ends of the democratic party, three years after Donald Trump’s election sent a cleaver into the hearts of their base. On the right are Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the “old guard”, trying to grasp the pure power of this most recent progressive pendulum swing. Over on the left, however, are the superstars. The loud and the brash. The young. They’re gunning for Nancy and crew in the belief that the only solution to one radical shift is another. For them, politics aren’t so much a playground seesaw as they are a two-man saw on a logging camp.
Over the last few weeks, this incisive and divisive drivel has come to a head, as Nancy Pelosi and newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had more than a few choice words for each other.
Then, as if almost whispered, word started getting around: Nancy had verbally eviscerated AOC behind closed doors.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a stern warning to Democrats in a closed-door caucus meeting Wednesday, rebuking members for airing the party’s dirty laundry on Twitter.
This was the first major caucus meeting following the bitter battle between Pelosi and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over the Republican’s migrant crisis funding bill, which Pelosi ultimately accepted.
“So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it,” Pelosi told her Democrat colleagues, according to Politico. “But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just ok.”
Just as the democratic party begins to look forward to coming together over a single candidate for 2020, the civil war within Congress continues to rage.
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