Democrat lawmakers who reportedly spoke to CNN under the condition of anonymity expressed their frustration with the behavior of four far-left freshman congresswoman who have been fracturing the party.
Who: The lawmakers are unnamed, but the subjects of their frustration are Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Ilhan Omar (MN) and Rashida Tlaib (MI), all Democrats.
What: “The President’s words and actions speak for themselves. We need to focus on the issues that got (Democrats) here: jobs, health care … instead of the issues the President brings up deliberately,” one House Democrat lawmaker reportedly told CNN. “Anything that takes away from bread-and-butter issues is playing into his hands.”
“The President won this one,” another House Democrat reportedly said. “What the President has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks, and the President has now identified the entire party with them.”
Why It Matters: President Trump has been at the center of controversy this week surrounding comments he made about sending certain congresswomen back to where they came from. The mainstream press has made a mountain of the molehill.
But by diverting the focus to young, far-left, socialist Democrats, they become the face of the party, which could spell disaster for Democrats come 2020.
Meanwhile, those young far-leftists are actively fueling the fire. Earlier this week, they threatened more moderate party members with primary challenges.
“They’re socialists and they want to impose their vision to Texas and we certainly know that in Texas our vision is very different from… what I call these Justice Democrats, which are really socialists. They’re not really Democrats,” Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX) said, responding to the threat.
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