Just 100 days into their new majority the Democrats already face a massive crisis.
That’s because Nancy Pelosi suffered a humiliating defeat.
And it came about because Pelosi was smacked with this ultimate betrayal.
Speaker Pelosi was forced to yank a spending bill from the floor because Democrats broke out into a civil war over the amount of pork barrel spending in the bill.
Left-wingers demanded billions more in socialist welfare programs while Democrats that won seats in Trump districts were terrified the budget busting bill will cost them their seats.
House Democratic leaders shelved a plan to pass a bill increasing budget caps for the next two fiscal years amid infighting between their caucus’s liberal and moderate wings.
Liberals demanded $33 billion more for domestic social programs in 2020 as the price of their support, while some moderates opposed the bill over its lack of spending cuts in mandatory entitlement programs to offset the impact on the deficit. Republicans slammed the House majority for failing to produce a budget so far this year.
The bill was intended to be an opening offer from House Democrats in budget talks with the White House and Republican-led Senate about the level of discretionary spending. It calls for increasing defense and non-defense caps by $88 billion each in 2020. Disagreement among House Democrats now raises questions about how those talks will proceed.
“There are further conversations we must have to reach consensus between the wings of our caucus, left and right,” House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth said in an emailed statement.
After the government shut down, the Fake News Media pushed a narrative that Pelosi was the true power in Washington, D.C.
She ran her caucus with an iron fist and that allowed her to outmaneuver Donald Trump.
But that was all fake news.
As this fiasco showed, Pelosi is still having difficulty with the increasingly radical left agitating the party to pursue socialism in America.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.