(ReliableNews.org) – Progressives within the Democratic Party like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have launched an all-out war for control within the party on the assumption presidential hopeful Joe Biden will win the 2020 presidential election. MSNBC host Joy Reid discussed the DNC’s emerging battle lines, proclaiming that she “would go to war” with Ocasio-Cortez.
Reid made that declaration while talking with former Republican National Committee head Michael Steele on November 23, adding she was behind AOC “one-hundred percent.”
"She (Rep. Ocasio-Cortez) knows how to speak to young voters. I trust her that she actually cares about her constituents.
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) November 24, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to take over the Democratic Party appear to be a longshot. Moderate Democrats pushed back against her and other progressives shortly after the general elections, complaining that their support for radical ideas like the Green New Deal and the call for defunding of the police ultimately caused the party’s massive losses in the House.
The Democratic Party will likely continue its internal wrangling for control, particularly with Republicans needing to win only one of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January 2021.
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