Socialist Ocasio-Cortez is already threatening to put Democrats on a list if they ever vote with Republicans. The Daily Wire reports:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who recently declared, “I’m the boss!” is taking her power-hungry dreams to stomp on some of her fellow Democrats, reportedly informing them on Thursday that if they vote with Republicans she will “put them on a list” for a primary challenge.
According to The Washington Post, the Democrats conducted a closed-door session during which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned over 20 supposed moderate members of her party, “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.” The Post then said Ocasio-Cortez, “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.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman Corbin Trent added that she fumed that any Democrats voting with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.” He asserted, in reference to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “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.”
Preceding the brouhaha in the Democratic camp, 26 Democrats joined Republicans to amend a bill increasing federal background checks for gun purchases. That bill included a section stating that if an illegal immigrant attempted to buy a firearm, ICE would have to be alerted. Some Democrats were rankled by that proviso.
This is a critical point for Democrats – will they finally shift even more to the left or go to the center?