She’s setting her sights on her own party now…
Rashida Tlaib has recently chastised calls from her party to repress progressive ideas like “defunding the police” and stated that such calls were equal to “silencing” her and her voters.
Tlaib said, “We’re not going to be successful if we’re silencing districts like mine. Me not being able to speak on behalf of many of my neighbors right now, many of which are black neighbors, means me being silenced. I can’t be silent.”
During a House Democrat conference call, Rep. Abigail Spanberger criticized the progressives in the party for almost costing her a re-election. A report from The Daily Wire states:
Amidst a lackluster performance in congressional races across the country, freshman Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) reportedly unloaded on a conference call with House Democrats on Thursday afternoon for harming the party by pushing and promoting radical left-wing talking points, such as “defund the police” and “socialism.”
According to CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, Spanberger unloaded on the phone call with other Congressional Democrats, declaring to them that they shouldn’t be talking about “socialism” and “defund the police.”
Progressive Ocasio-Cortez retaliated by stating, “When it comes to ‘Defund’ & ‘Socialism’ attacks, people need to realize these are racial resentment attacks. You’re not gonna make that go away. You can make it less effective. How do you make it less effective? Invest in year-round deep canvassing. Data shows that this kind of work helps blunt the force of racial resentment at the polls.”
The may be a rift happening in the near future between moderate Democrats and the far-left.
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