This is an indication of how far left the Democrats are going. Bernie Sanders is being singled out for not going along with the new narrative about abolishing ICE. And he’s actually taking heat for this.
Eating Their Own: The Far Left’s Abolish ICE Push Puts Bernie Sanders In The Crosshairs
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is considered to be the face of the Left within the Democratic Party. The self-described democratic socialist gave the establishment a run for their money, executing a better than anticipated primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries. Free college, single-payer health care, and boosting the minimum wage—all of which are economic disasters in waiting, but hey—it got the young folks energized.
That fact denied Clinton the ability to deliver a deathblow to Sanders early on in the primaries, as a core constituency of the Obama coalition firmly lined behind him. Mr. Sanders has been a top Trump critic; especially on the tax reform package that jumpstarted the economy. Yet, it looks like there’s one issue that might just be too radical for Sanders: abolish ICE. He wants to reorganize it, not something the far left darlings want to hear…
They point to this article in The New Republic:
Come on man!” wrote Splinter news editor Jack Mirkinson. “Let’s hope that the next person who gets the chance asks him [Sanders] why he is still taking such a weak and morally timid position on ICE.” Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, wrote that “Sanders is choosing to be on the wrong side of history on this issue.”
When Bernie Sanders isn’t far enough to the left for the left, perhaps the left has gone too far left.
Just a thought.