The tide is turning against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After refusing to take any action for months, Pelosi has allowed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad” to take control of the Democratic Party.
Now, AOC and her socialist allies are staging mutiny and moving to primary at least 7 of Pelosi’s top deputies in the 2020 primaries.
The Squad — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ocasio-Cortez — are working with outside campaigns to primary at least 7 of Pelosi’s top confidantes – several of which chair committees in the House of Representatives.
One powerful Pelosi deputy who faces a primary, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)–the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee–has not faced an internal party challenge since 1988.
If even one of these seven committee chairs falls to a primary challenger, it would be cataclysmic in official Washington.
Pelosi spent part of earlier this year squabbling with members of the “Squad,” only to later come to their rescue, putting them in the driver’s seat in terms of what gets on the House floor and what does not and setting the agenda for not just the Democrat conference but the whole national Democrat Party as well.
Now, it turns out, she may not have any choice but to stick with the “Squad” moving forward as her own deputies are under fire. Whispers of Democrat primary challenges against “Squad” members have faded away, but Pelosi’s own friends are in danger–and she may not be able to rescue them.
There is about to be a major earthquake in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Seven of Pelosi’s top allies in the House face primary challengers in the form of far-left socialists.
Just consider this: AOC — a 29-year-old former bartender with zero leadership skills — is now leading the charge and backing other socialists in their efforts to defeat 7 of Pelosi’s top allies in the 2020 Democratic primaries.
These aren’t just a few random Democrats; but rather top lawmakers who chair powerful committees in Congress and have been close with Pelosi for years.
This is another not-so-subtle reminder to many that Pelosi has completely lost control of her party.
After refusing to take any action against “The Squad,” it’s clear that Pelosi is no longer calling the shots.
Now, the vultures are circling.
If AOC and her allies feel embolden enough to target the House Speaker’s top allies, they may eventually target Pelosi if she doesn’t cater to their demands.
Soon, the entire Democratic Party could be run by socialists.
And Pelosi is the only one to blame for allowing this to happen to her party.