Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played the race card against Rep. Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, claiming she was singling out four women of color (herself, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley).
Now we learn that the organization that she is apart of is targeting black congressional leaders during election primaries, and they are angry! I am one to slam members of the Congressional Black Caucus because of their ineffectiveness with black voters across the nation but isn’t this a bit hypocritical of AOC and her organization to go after black congress members while calling Pelosi racist?
Justice Democrats is backing primary challengers to eight-term Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), a Hispanic Caucus member, and 10-term Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). The insurgent group also made noise this year about challenging Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), a CBC member seen as the heir apparent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
And CBC leaders are fretting that Justice Democrats may target other black lawmakers in the coming weeks and months, including Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.). Brown said the group has been making calls in his district, actively trying to recruit a challenger to run against him.
“It just seems strange that the social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), a senior CBC member, told The Hill.
“I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways,” warned Meeks, the Queens Democratic Party boss who clashed with Justice Democrats in a local district attorney race last month. [The Hill]
Who are the Justice Democrats? They appeared on the scene when one of their hand-picked lottery members, who is Hispanic, unseated then-Rep. Joseph Crowley, the powerful Democratic caucus chairman, in a New York primary.
The racial grievance establishment, all in safe Dem districts, had a hell of a racket going while it lasted. Now a rival gang is moving in and starting a turf war. Very entertaining.
By the way, the CBC needs to realize if they don’t already, most black voters now realize Democrats threw them under the bus for illegal aliens 40 million illegal aliens is a LOT of jobs and low-income housing theft and wage suppression for disadvantaged blacks.
Either way, it is going to be very entertaining. There are four Justice Democrats in the house. This is less than 1% of one part of the legislative branch. There is an excellent chance that two of them will get taken out in the democratic primary next time around.
The Justice Democrats call everyone a racist who does not support free healthcare for illegals, and when someone stands up to them, they cry like babies and say they are being targeted.
How will AOC play the race card against the CBC? What other cards does she have?
Grab your popcorn.