She’s making a list, and checking it twice.
Apparently, Rep. Alexandria (The Boss) Ocasio-Cortez of New York is going make sure Democrats never reach across the aisle to help Republicans with anything by threatening to put them on a “list” should they do so.
According to the Washington Post, this “list” will be handed to leftist activists, who will then work to primary whoever is on it:
But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.
Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”
“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Apparently, the Democrats have gotten to the point where they are keeping each other in line through fear of the mob.
But perhaps is necessary for Democrats at this point. It would appear that with the radical takeover of the Democratic party becoming more and more inevitable, it’s fascinating to watch Pelosi aim at moderate Democrats as the problem, and not the radicals.
Regardless, the more interesting part of this story is that Ocasio-Cortez has enough backing from the radical activist community that she can make a threat like this. Whether or not moderates take her seriously is another matter.
According to National Review’s Luke Thompson, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t making many friends in Washington and some Democrats are freely giving up behind the scenes information about her. This little threat of hers may only rub the wound a little rawer. Who knows what information we may end up finding soon.