Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is perhaps the most radical Democrat in Congress today.
But the New York Socialist may be doing more to destroy her own party than she is Republicans.
Her Green New Deal has triggered a Democratic civil war unlike anything seen before.
When she was elected to Congress last November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swore to disrupt Washington D.C.
She succeeded in doing that, but not for the reasons she was hoping.
Rather than tearing down Republicans and ushering a new wave of liberal activists swarming Republican offices with demands and threats, Ocasio-Cortez managed to instead direct all of this against her fellow Democrats.
And the results have been devastating.
The Washington Times reports, “Democrats who refuse to jump on the Green New Deal bandwagon might find themselves trending on social media — and not in a good way — thanks to the Sunrise Movement.”
“That’s what happened Friday to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, after she met with a group of children, teens and activists asking her to endorse the sweeping Green New Deal resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein told the liberal activists that she couldn’t support Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal but showed the group her own draft proposal that she has been working on.
And as a far-left Democrat, Feinstein isn’t exactly standing in for American conservatives in this fight with Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters.
“You know what’s interesting about this group is that I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” Senator Feinstein said. “I know what I’m doing. You come in here and you say, ‘It has to be my way or the highway’ I don’t respond to that.”
Senator Feinstein is witnessing firsthand what it’s like to be the victim of the left’s attempt to simply use emotion rather than logic in order to make a political point.
The Sunrise Movement responded to Feinstein’s pushback by posting a two-minute video with clips of the Senator disagreeing with the kids.
“This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution—with smugness + disrespect,” declared the liberal organization.
Ocasio-Cortez envisioned a new wave of liberal activists destroying the Republican Party.
She nailed down the destruction part, but she completely left out which political party her followers were supposed to be tearing down.
And it seems like they’re targeting fellow Democrats.
Feinstein is one of the most liberal U.S. Senators in the country.
And yet she is considered too moderate for Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters.
Since the initial tweet showing Senator Feinstein’s reply went viral on social media, even more left-wing activists have decided to jump into the mess.
Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama, attacked Feinstein by saying, “Elected representatives should work on behalf of the next generation, not disparage them.”
Waleed Shahid, spokesman for the liberal organization “Justice Democrats” accused Feinstein of “disparaging literal children.”
Do you think Democrats will begin to eat their own as Ocasio-Cortez becomes more and more popular with Democrats?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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