Nancy Pelosi Loses Control Of House Democrats

Nancy Pelosi Loses Control Of House Democrats

Nancy Pelosi Loses Control Of House Democrats

This has been a revealing week for House Democrats, and none of it is good. The far-left wing of the party is in the process of assimilating the left wing, which leaves Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a precarious situation.

This shouldn’t be a hard call. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is an anti-Semite. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is an anti-Semite. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is extremely comfortable around anti-Semites and has no problem parroting the lines she’s heard.

But Nancy Pelosi needs these Congresswomen in order to keep her own hold on power. She already conceded as much by appearing with them of the cover of Rolling Stone. Imagine what would happen if, in a fit of spite, AOC and company decided to support a different candidate for Speaker of the House. Pelosi’s election as Speaker this time around was rockier than she had anticipated. But Pelosi is watching her coalition tear itself apart as Ilhan Omar keeps spouting off, and she can’t stop it.

Tensions ran high at a caucus meeting Wednesday as some Democrats privately vented that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to adequately respond to the escalating political crisis, with too little outreach to their own rank and file.

Freshman Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut stood up and confronted Pelosi directly, arguing that she shouldn’t have to learn about the official Democratic Caucus response from MSNBC. Hayes said she now has to vote on a resolution that she’s barely read, without a private briefing from leadership, according to five sources.

Pelosi countered that the Democratic measure to condemn anti-Semitism is not final, though text had been circulating and a vote had been tentatively planned for Wednesday. That vote was postponed amid a last-minute backlash from progressives in the caucus.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) later told reporters that leadership hadn’t decided whether a vote on the resolution would take place this week, adding, “We’re working on language.“

Pelosi also said Democratic leaders were forced to respond quickly over the weekend — a task made trickier with Omar on a congressional delegation trip to East Africa over the weekend.

As Hayes was then talking to another member, Pelosi said, “Well if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking,” then set down the microphone and walked out of the room, the sources said.

And now, protected by the Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi is unable to get Omar to fall in line.

So, if you can’t beat them, cover it up.

And the atmosphere is definitely rubbing off on the far left. Senator Chuck Schumer was just announced as a speaker at the AIPAC Policy Conference.

You know the old saying, “never read the comments.” Yeah. The reaction on Twitter is insane.

The Senate is a far different place than the House, and something tells me Schumer isn’t going to cave like Pelosi has.

The question is, what does Nancy Pelosi do now? She has two options.
1) Concede the party. AOC says she’s the boss now, and Pelosi may as well let her have it. Or…

2) Bide her time, and then exact her revenge. These freshmen Congresswomen aren’t bothering to hide their true colors. Eventually, they’re going to make an unforced error that is going to create amazing blowback. Or, in AOC’s case, the money is going to get followed right back into the FEC. And when they go down, Nancy Pelosi, in all her Botoxed glory, will still be standing.

Given Pelosi’s political gamesmanship, I’m learning toward option #2. But don’t think that she isn’t furiously chewing her dentures into pieces at the moment.

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