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House Democrats Starting to Drift Apart

The new Democratic House Majority is starting to splinter with the Old Guard, with moderates increasingly distancing themselves from far Left newcomers, such as socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and anti-Semite Ilhan Omar (MN), and there is only so much room for Pelosi to maneuver given that her majority was won courtesy of more “moderate” purple states previously in the hands of Republicans. The fighting is enough of a distraction that actual legislative efforts, short of the “termination” resolution targeting President Donald Trump’s border wall, are flying under the radar. Case in point, an election reform bill slated for a vote Friday. With the Democrats’ house divided, an adept Trump reelection campaign should find plenty of weaknesses to exploit. What those will be remains to be seen. Stay tuned…

Here’s more from The Hill…

House Democrats are showing more cracks in their united front just two months into the new Congress.

Leaders are scrambling to contain high-profile rifts between liberals and centrists on everything from the Green New Deal and “Medicare for all,” to the handling of controversial remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and the impeachment of President Trump.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has built a hard-earned reputation for coalescing her caucus around shared Democratic values and keeping her troops in line on even the most controversial legislative proposals.

And in the early weeks of the 116th Congress, Democrats held together through a long, high-stakes shutdown debate, forcing Trump to abandon his demands for border wall funding.

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