Dem Rep. Greg Meeks Threatens to Primary AOC As the Civil War Goes Nuclear
It’s actually getting hard to keep up at this point with all the volleys being lobbed in the Democrats’ ongoing civil war.
Just yesterday, we had a Democrat Rep. Clay light Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff up for their very public attacks against other caucus members. Those included AOC insinuating racism against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as a tweet accusing moderate Democrats of being like segregationists.
“It shows you how weak their argument is when they have to resort and direct racist accusations toward Speaker Pelosi … it’s very disappointing to me,” Clay said.
The Missouri Democrat also described Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as “juvenile” and “ignorant.”…
…“It shows you how ignorant and little history [Chakrabarti] knows, how ignorant he is to American history. How dare he,” Clay said.
A few days before that, AOC was sniping at Pelosi for making her do actual work as a Congressional member. Pelosi had previously downplayed AOC and her “squad” as having no following and just being four votes. Without continuing, rest assured there are many more examples just from the past few weeks. The cold war has certainly gone hot at this point.
Another Democrat Representative has jumped into the fray now. Rep. Greg Meeks (D-CA) took a not veiled at all shot at AOC and her “Justice Democrats” sycophants, who have been trying to primary Congressional Black Caucus members, among others.
Here’s The New York Daily News with the comments.
In an interview with the Daily News, Meeks fumed over Ocasio-Cortez’s recent racial beef with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushed back against her left-wing allies at Justice Democrats for openly backing insurgent candidates trying to unseat members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
He also said the CBC can play the same game.
“Primaries go two ways,” Meeks said when asked whether his wing of the party would consider challenging progressive members next year, including Ocasio-Cortez. “If someone picks a fight with somebody else, you fight back. That’s what my parents told me.”
Meeks would go on to wink and nod that there aren’t any “current” plans to primary the socialist queen, but come on, it’s abundantly clear what he’s threatening above.
At this point, I’d be shocked if no one challenges AOC and no doubt Pelosi is working out the logistics of that behind the scenes. A well funded, liberal candidate could likely give the incumbent a real run for her money, as she’s not even wildly popular in her own district. AOC has has made a lot of enemies, especially after costing her constituents millions of dollars in investments and wages by nonsensically running Amazon off.
Also contained in the Daily News article is this gem from an anonymous Congressional Democrat, supposedly in leadership.
A Democratic leadership source, who only spoke on condition of anonymity, was harsher.
“Justice Democrats in general are trust fund kids who are funding this with their parents’ money,” the source said, blasting the progressive group as “elitist” for criticizing black lawmakers from poor districts who take corporate donations. “It’s offensive for CBC members when these elites are looking down on them when they don’t have the financial ability to say, ‘I don’t want that money.’”
As RedState’s streiff reported on today, that saw AOC squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley respond by basically calling the CBC uncle toms.
*black FACES that don't want etc
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 13, 2019
Here’s what the Democrats can do with all this chaos.
We’ll see how Justice Democrats responds. There have been rumors they may try to primary Meeks and these latest comments only add more gasoline to the fire. On the other side of the equation, there’s also some rumblings that AOC’s district may be redistricted out of existence. If that happens, I might die from the sheer overload of schadenfreude.
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