If there’s one positive thing you can say about Democrats (I know, we’re really reaching here), is that they always stick together.
Even Donald Trump has recently criticized Republicans for their unwillingness to do the same.
But the left’s unity might be fracturing worse than we thought. For years, it seems like one wing of the party has been trying to take over.
Pelosi and the old guard have appeared unwilling to confront them. And just recently, this “squad” nearly derailed what should have been a simple proposal.
From The Hill:
A small group of progressives known as the “squad” came close to sinking the House Democrats’ Capitol security spending bill on Thursday over concerns about Capitol Police accountability…
Their opposition created a dramatic scene on the House floor leading up to the vote, as Democratic leaders scrambled to secure the necessary support and prevent an embarrassing loss on a high-profile proposal to address the security failures of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Every Republican opposed the measure, leaving little room for error.
Democrats were thrown for a loop after AOC and her “squad” all voted against a measure to increase Capitol security spending.
All four socialists voted either no or “present,” casting into doubt whether or not Democrats could pass the bill.
Every last Republican voted against the bill, as a rebuke to Pelosi and her failures of January 6.
That meant there was little room for dissent among Democrats. Those four socialists’ opposing votes meant the measure passed by 213-212. Democrats got it passed by one vote.
So, why did AOC and her left-wing allies vote against something like this?
As radical progressives, of course they’d oppose a bill that increased a police department’s budget. But it goes deeper than that.
This group of four socialist women were trying to send a message. They nearly tanked Pelosi’s bill, letting everyone in the House know they will not two the party’s line.
Defiance like that will send shockwaves through the party. Democrats are just barely hanging on the House, as moderates continue to lose ground.
They can’t just bow to progressives’ demands, knowing that many swing states will reject them.
But it seems Pelosi and company are too cowardly to tell AOC and her minions to back the heck up.
This splinter is only growing, this is just the latest proof. Expect the party to continue to crumble.
- Four House Democrats nearly derailed a Capitol security spending bill.
- AOC and her squad voted against the bill, a sign the party is splintering.
- Democrats’ unity appears to continue to erode, thanks to radical socialists.
Source: The Hill