Democrats are learning that many of their own can’t be trusted and will sell out at a moment’s notice. “The Squad,” once heralded as progressives’ best hope at pulling themselves out from under the corrupt Democrat Party, is the latest group of leftists willing to completely sell out their values — and they did it to keep Nancy Pelosi in power.
“The Squad” — most notably, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — broke with progressives overall and cast their votes for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. And thanks to their decision to ignore progressives’ call for them to abstain from voting, Pelosi narrowly edged out Republican Kevin McCarthy, who received 209 votes from his fellow Republicans. Pelosi received 216 votes from Democrats, two above the 214-vote threshold needed to secure her position as House Majority Leader.
Naturally, progressives are livid. Jimmy Dore, a popular voice among progressives, lambasted the Squad for keeping Pelosi as Speaker.
The Squad’s defection from the progressive wing of the party has caused a rift, with many on the far-Left — including progressive voice David Pakman and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur — inexplicably supporting Pelosi and the Squad. But many more progressives are with Dore on the issue. “Fraud Squad” trended at number 1 for a sizeable portion of Sunday.
“In a time when the Republican Party is attempting an electoral coup and trying to overturn the results of our election, this is not just about being united as a party,” AOC said, defending her decision to betray her values and kiss Pelosi’s ring. “It’s about being united as people who have basic respect for the rule of law.” This, of course, was a massive change from her opinion last month that Pelosi “need[s] to go.”
The Democrat Party is falling apart at the seams. If nothing else, that alone should make the next four years very interesting.