Nancy Pelosi is facing a crisis that she has no idea how to handle.
It is the biggest threat to Pelosi’s grip on power that she has ever faced.
And Pelosi was blindsided by the one betrayal that could doom her.
During a recent 60 Minutes interview, Pelosi mocked freshmen Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib for their socialist ideology by dismissing them as “just five people.”
That did not make left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore happy.
Moore ripped Pelosi on social media for attempting to sideline the socialist wing of the Democrat Party.
Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Monday blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for downplaying the growing influence of the Democrat Party’s progressive wing, referring to her as an “old,” “tired,” and “privileged” leader in denial of her diminishing power.
“White people. Nobody likes giving up power. And they never see the writing on the wall. The new day arrives and no one has the heart to tell them they and their old tired privileged ways are over,” Michael Moore tweeted in response to TIME editor-at-large Anand Giridharadas, who criticized Pelosi for minimizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) victory and her stance on impeachment.
Moore’s broadside may not seem like a big deal in isolation.
But in the context of the 2020 election it could end up sinking Pelosi.
If Donald Trump wins again and a Democrat other than Bernie Sanders is the losing nominee in the general election, the far Left will be out for blood against party leaders like Pelosi who actively worked to sabotage their movement.
This could put Pelosi in the unbelievable position of facing a mutiny on her left in the form of a challenger running against Pelosi for whatever leadership position – Speaker of the House or Minority Leader – will be the top ranking Democrat in the new Congress.
And if the grassroots blame Pelosi for helping to foist an unelectable nominee on the party, rank-and-file Democrats could feel helpless to resist that tide and dump Pelosi rather than risk primary challenge.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.