AOC Jumps in the Middle of the Democrat Civil War in New York, Dumps Gasoline on the Fire – Opinion

The media continues to promote the notion that the Republican Party has fallen apart as it sails towards a major victory in November. However, Democrats are still in the middle of a political civil war. Progressives and “moderates” continue to clash as disagreements on how to avoid a wipe-out in the mid-terms escalate.

New York redistricting represents the most recent battleground. Multiple incumbents are fighting to be in new districts. A court recently ordered a special master to draw the state’s congressional map after an egregious Democrat gerrymander was struck down.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, for her part, is adding fuel to the flame by calling on Sean Patrick Maloney (currently chair) of the DCCC to resign. Politico has the following information.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday became the first member of Congress to publicly call for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to step down as House Democrats’ campaign chair if he ends up in a primary with a Democratic colleague.

In an interview Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez called Maloney’s decision to run in the newly drawn district that includes most of Rep. Mondaire Jones’ (D-N.Y.) current constituents “terrible” and “hypocritical” — and she said “it absolutely further imperils our majority.”

What this boils down to, as RedState reported yesterday, is that Maloney has announced a run in the 17th District, which encompasses about 75 percent of Rep. Mondaire Jones’ old district. For further context, Maloney’s home is now in the 17th District, which makes his run not out of bounds. To complicate matters further, Jones’ home is now in the district that encompasses Westchester County, currently led by Jammal Brown. Jones could run against Brown or Maloney?

The logistics here make AOC’s complaint all the more nonsensical. Maloney will run against Maloney in his district, which she is unhappy about. No longer exists in this district. Jones will be moving?

Jones is not only expressing concern, but he also criticizes Maloney’s announcement of a run.

“Sean Patrick Maloney did not even give me a heads-up before he went on Twitter to make that announcement,” Jones told POLITICO. “And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Sean Patrick Maloney.”

Jones and AOC were upset that Maloney was seen by them as an establishment figure, who is threatening the rise of Justice Democrats. That’s the civil war being fought that I cited earlier. Democrats have forged a coalition that cannot be sustained, and even the most hardcore liberals don’t meet the standards set by the progressive caucus.

And while AOC claims she’s worried about losing the majority, her chosen candidates, some of whom won their primaries last Tuesday, are going to get wiped out in November. She’s looking for an escape hatch to deflect blame, and what better way to do that than to turn things into a battle against the establishment of her own party? They are trapped with the self-destructive, wild-eyed progressives. They gave the alligator food and they now have to eat it.

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