Tlaib backs AOC’s play, goes after centrist Dems as ‘civil war’ rages in party: ‘I can’t be silent’

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There’s a battle going on for the soul of the Democratic Party — assuming the party has a soul — now that the corrupt media establishment has deemed their guy Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States.

There was online rumors Tuesday about Speaker Nancy Pelosi not having the votes to retain her gavel in the next Congress, with some even suggesting a member of the “squad” of radical freshman Democrats may assume the role of speaker.

 

With Politico reporting on a “civil war” within the party, with Pelosi being pressed by moderate members to rein in the far left, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the de facto leader of the squad, whined to the New York Times about her own party “thinking you’re the enemy.”

Right on cue, fellow squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., went after centrist Democrats in an interview with Politico — playing the race card, of course.

“We’re not going to be successful if we’re silencing districts like mine,” she said. “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.”

Tlaib, a Muslim lawmaker who called President Trump a “motherf*cker” her first week in office, was easily reelected, proving there are few standards left in politics today.

One of the more vile members of Congress, the hard left zealot said she has little interest in “unity” unless it’s under her terms — the same Democrats who spent four years calling Trump supporters racists and Nazis are talking about coming together now that they think they’ve won the White House.

“We are not interested in unity that asks people to sacrifice their freedom and their rights any longer,” Tlaib said. “And if we truly want to unify our country, we have to really respect every single voice. We say that so willingly when we talk about Trump supporters, but we don’t say that willingly for my black and brown neighbors and from LGBTQ neighbors or marginalized people.”

The progressive wing of the party and their socialist views took a hit after Democrats lost a number of seats they expected to win, and while they will retain a majority in the House, the margin is slim.

Slim enough that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., predicted that Pelosi may not be speaker in January.

“To become Speaker you have to have 218 votes on the floor,” he said Sunday during an appearance on Fox News. “When Pelosi went up for that vote two years ago, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of those Democrats will be coming to Congress. Those 10 vote against her again, she will not be Speaker of the House.”

“We are close enough now that we can control the floor with a few Democrats joining with us,” he added.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a leader of the Blue Dog Democrats, expressed her own disappointment with current leadership after last week’s losses.

“Leadership tried to really paint a very rosy picture of what happened on Tuesday,” Murphy said, according to Politico. “And that undermines the faith that rank and file have in how we are going to hold our majority in the midterms if you can’t even get leadership to acknowledge that something’s wrong, that something happened.”

One thing is certain, 2021 should prove to be an interesting year in American politics.

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