Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump are on a collision course.
Ocasio-Cortez is determined to derail the President’s plan to make America great again.
And she just issued this threat that caused all hell to break loose for Donald Trump.
Democrats tried to ram through a national gun registration scheme this past week.
The bill would have fulfilled Barack Obama’s promise to catalogue every firearm sale in America and even criminalize a father passing a hunting rifle onto his children.
But the Democrats hit a speed bump.
Republicans proposed an amendment that would notify ICE every time an illegal immigrant tried to purchase a firearm.
The amendment passed when 26 Democrats joined Republicans in voting “yes” on the amendment.
One Republican voted “no.”
Democrats were furious.
The far-left members of the caucus thought so-called “moderate” Democrats hijacked their bill.
They want to register, ban, and confiscate every firearm in America.
Ultimately, the 26 Democrats voted in favor of a bill that put them on the record as supporting ICE.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was incensed.
The freshmen Democrat thundered in a closed door meeting that if “moderate” Democrats voted with Republicans on procedural votes, then she would put them on a “list” of Democrats whom she would recruit primary challengers to run against them.
The Washington Post exclusively reported:
But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.
Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”
“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
This is not the first time Ocasio-Cortez made this threat.
She threatened to recruit primary challengers for establishment Democrats who did not back her radical socialist agenda and wage total war on Donald Trump.
But the vote on this amendment is what caused her to issue her most forceful warning to other Democrats.
Either they line up 100 percent with the far left’s agenda – and this likely includes impeachment – or their careers are on the line.
Some conservatives question the wisdom of attaching this amendment.
Of the 26 Democrats that voted for the amendment, 22 represent districts Donald Trump carried.
And these Democrats represent the low-hanging fruit Republicans need to capture in order to win back the House in 2020.
Those 26 districts on their own are enough for the GOP to topple Speaker Pelosi and win back the House.
The Democrats gun registration bill was a monstrosity.
Some argue that you should not try to improve bad bills.
Now those 26 Democrats can campaign in 2020 on “being tough” on illegal immigration.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.