Is the Democratic “Squad,” led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., descending into a civil war?
The far-left political alliance may be heading for a rocky divorce.
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The group — Ocasio-Cortez with Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-M.I., and Ayanna Pressley, D-M.A. — is being pulled apart by the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib have recently announced they are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T.
But Pressley isn’t joining them. She says she’s firmly behind her Massachusetts colleague, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-M.A., in support of her bid for president.
“I’m proud to call her my senator,” Pressley said of Warren.
“I can’t wait to call her our president.”
“For Elizabeth and for me, power belongs in the hands of the people.”
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— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) November 6, 2019
That’s reportedly not sitting well with her fellow “squad” members.
And this isn’t the only fracture in the “squad” in recent days. Pressley recently condemned the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement, an organization notoriously known for its anti-semitic credos — which Omar and Tlaib publicly support.
Pressley’s endorsement isn’t just hurting the “Squad” — it has made the 2020 race itself a little more chaotic.
Sanders and Warren are essentially trying to out-progressive each other in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As result, the two are doing all they can to win over far-left voters.
In early October, Sanders called Warren a “capitalist” — the mark of death in the liberal party.
“Elizabeth I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones,” he told ABC News. “I’m not.”
And he was right — last year she admitted it, according to Fox News.
“I am a capitalist to my bones,” Warren said.
Now the far-left divide is even tearing apart the “squad” — undoubtedly good news for President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The Horn editorial team