High-profile socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is challenging Democratic Party leadership who, in her view, are not moving Left enough. According to reports, AOC is threatening to send activist mobs out to primaries and replace moderate Democrats whom she sees as not measuring up to the progressive gold standard-a goal post that keeps moving. As for Democrats who dare to side with Republicans on anything, they have a special place on her primary hit list. All of which has Republicans wringing their hands ahead of 2020.
Here’s more from LMT Online…
House Democrats exploded in recriminations Thursday over moderates bucking the party, with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatening to put those voting with Republicans “on a list” for a primary challenge.
In a closed-door session, a frustrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., lashed out at about two dozen moderates and pressured them to get on board. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, according to two people present but not authorized to discuss the remarks publicly.
But Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating that she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.
Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”