One of the biggest stories in American politics is the emerging civil war in the Democrat Party.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist followers are trying to pull the party far to the left.
But Nancy Pelosi won’t give up without a fight and she sent Ocasio-Cortez flying into a rage with one sentence.
Pelosi and other Democrat leaders are resisting the fact that Ocasio-Cortez and her allies like Ilhan Omar are leading the Democrat Party.
In a recent interview, Pelosi dismissed Ocasio-Cortez for winning in a district where a “glass of water with a ‘D’ next to it” would win.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
On a trip to the U.K. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) being representative of the Democratic Party.
Pelosi addressed questions about how to handle the left wing of her party in the House during a talk with London School of Economics and Political Science, and she said Ocasio-Cortez needs to understand she cannot set the agenda. She implied Ocasio-Cortez is failing to appreciate how Democrats need to appeal to the rest of the country, saying the freshman congresswoman’s district could be won by any purported Democrat—living or otherwise.
“This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts,” Pelosi said. “Not to diminish the exuberance and the personality and the rest of Alexandria and the other members.”
Donald Trump’s plan for the 2020 campaign is to make the choice a referendum on the Democrats imposing socialism on America.
Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats know they can’t win that contest.
So they are frantically trying to sideline or downplay Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow socialist agitators.
Pelosi may share Ocasio-Cortez’s policy goals, but she knows Democrats can’t win elections with unpopular figures like Ocasio-Cortez as the face of the party.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.