Things aren’t going so hot for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The freshmen Democrat stepped on a political landmine with her “Green New Deal.”
And now she is reeling after someone she never suspected just stabbed her in the back.
While the “Green New Deal” is what Ocasio-Cortez is currently using to drive the policy conversation on the left, she initially shot to stardom by demanding Congress defund ICE.
Young liberals believe enforcing immigration laws is white supremacy, and they want to move to complete open borders and millions of aliens from Central and South America pouring into the country.
But while Ocasio-Cortez is the biggest name on the left right now, not everyone in her party is on board.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5) went on Fox News and declared ICE a vital component of national security.
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) criticized calls to abolish ICE and stated that the organization is an “absolutely” necessary one.
Hoyer said, “Some suggested eliminating ICE as an organization. I was not for that. The speaker was not for that. Clearly, we’re going to have immigrants. We’re going to have customs. We need enforcement.”
He added, “It’s like the IRS. It’s an absolutely essential agency, as IRS is an essential agency.”
Hoyer further stated that calling for ICE to be abolished “goes too far.”
Hoyer is not the first top Democrat to throw cold water on Ocasio-Cortez’s pet policy proposals.
Speaker Pelosi made it clear the “Green New Deal” was dead on arrival in Congress.
Pelosi and Hoyer know the Democrats’ socialist agenda is broadly unpopular outside of the coasts and college towns.
But they have to find a way to placate the emerging socialist movement on the left with their desire to win elections.
It’s a balancing act they will not be able to pull off.
And the biggest beneficiary will be Donald Trump when he runs for reelection in 2020.