The Democrats are tearing each other to shreds.
In Washington, the party is on the verge of collapse.
And Ilhan Omar’s top ally delivered some horrible news to Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi has had a miserable four months.
Since taking control of the House of Representatives in January, Pelosi thought she would be blocking President Donald Trump’s every move and setting the stage for a Democratic takeover of the Senate and White House in 2020.
Instead, Democrats seem to have gotten nowhere in the past few months.
The Wall is now under construction.
The shutdown ended in a Democratic defeat.
And President Trump is gearing up to win the 2020 race for the White House.
The only thing Democrats seem to have managed to do is tear each other to shreds.
And the division within the party is now making its way into the press.
The Daily Caller reports, “Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib claims she and other progressive Democrats are ‘ignored’ by the party’s leadership who use them as diversity props in photo ops. She tweeted Saturday that the party should ‘never silence us.’”
Tlaib is perhaps best known for declaring on the night of her swearing-in party that “we’re gonna impeach the mother*****” when referring to impeachment proceedings against President Trump that Democrats were pushing for at the time.
Since then, she has emerged as one of the most radical members of her caucus, alongside fellow freshmen Democrats Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Tlaib said that ‘[The Party Leadership] put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse. However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.’,” adds the Daily Caller.
Tlaib’s complaints against her own party came about in the wake of a growing riff between the more radical wing of the Democrats in Congress, and more establishment members like Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The latest battle lines that were drawn in the past few months dealt with Ilhan Omar’s increasingly anti-Semitic social media posts directed against the State of Israel and Jewish Americans.
“The attacks on Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar have recently focused on her description of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as being a case where ‘somebody did something.’ Omar made the remarks at a Council on American-Islamic Relations conference,” reports the Daily Caller.
“Tlaib was quick to defend Omar’s comments, claiming her words were taken out of context and that criticism was ‘racist.’”
“Taking it out of context, this is just pure racist act by many of those, hateful acts, by those because she does speak truth, when it talks about different issues that they don’t disagree with,” Tlaib said. “I’m really outraged.”
Tlaib herself is no stranger to controversy either.
In addition to cursing out the President, she has thrown her political support behind Palestine in the dispute over Israel’s sovereignty, and the world map in her office labeled Israel as “Palestine” shortly after she took office.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.