Democrat Civil War Deepens; Pelosi Storms Out Of Anti-Semetism Meeting
As we reported yesterday, the Democrat party is severely divided behind the scenes, with infighting between the far-left socialist wing and the moderate wing and leadership.
That infighting came to a head Wednesday when it was reported that Nancy Pelosi stormed out of a meeting with a group of Democrats discussing anti-Semitism.
It was the second loss for the leadership after Pelosi had to withdraw an anti-Semitism resolution after severe backlash from the far-left wing of the party. Pelosi had been previously facing criticism for not responding to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments about Israel.
Pelosi is in a tight bind, trying to find a way to admonish and instill discipline in Omar while also avoiding alienating the younger Democrats.
Omar had faced criticism on numerous occasions for her outrageous anti-semetic comments about Israel and Jewish people. This had caused Democratic members of the House to bring the resolution to the floor, after criticism from Jewish lawmakers, the Anti-Defamation League and others.
Talk about being torn apart from both sides!
In the meantime, Republicans already fashioned a procedural amendment to serve as a rebuke of anti-Semitism, and it passed overwhelmingly.
The Daily Caller reports:
In a meeting with Democratic colleagues, Pelosi was reportedly confronted by a number of members of Congress for not reaching out to the party in regards to Omar’s comments on Israel. In the meeting, Pelosi was challenged for getting her talking points from MSNBC by freshman Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes, according to Politico.
“Well if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking,” Pelosi reportedly said, before putting down her microphone and walking out of the room.
After the meeting Pelosi reportedly told a Politico reporter that she did not believe Omar’s comments were “intentionally anti Semitic” and that she is not sure a resolution will get a vote this week, saying the foreign affairs committee is writing it.
The anti-Semetic issue, as well as the growing calls for socialism from the base and freshmen representatives, has created a catastrophe for the House and Pelosi.
The whole anti-Semetic issue came on the heels of Michael Moore, liberal filmmaker and activist, proclaiming that there is no room for moderates in the new Democratic Party. That it is being shaped by socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
“She’s the leader,” Mr. Moore said during a recent appearance on MSNBC. “Everybody knows it, everybody feels it. She’s the leader of this mass movement.”
“First of all, if you’re moderate, stop being moderate,” Mr. Moore responded. “Take a position. There’s no middle ground anymore. There’s no halfway point to — should somebody be paid a living wage?
The incident only backs up what I have been hearing is going on behind closed doors at many meetings.
I recently had a discussion with a longtime friend who is involved heavily with the local liberal grassroots movement as well as campaigns and staffing at the national level.
“Unfortunately, you would be doing the happy dance if you really knew how bad it was!” she laughed at me. “The leadership is split, the activists are split, and the voters are split! The hard feelings are really beginning to erupt.”
The leadership is “at a quandary”, she told me. “The ‘socialist’ wing has taken over the younger vote and the leadership and moderates know that it is toxic. They cannot seem to get the far-left to control what they say! Every meeting I have attended for 6 weeks has ended with tension.”
Get the popcorn!