If you read the news, it sounds like the Democratic Party is united in a daily fight against Trump. What you won’t hear is that the Democrats are currently engaged in a civil war for control of their party.
A lot of power, money and influence comes with leading the DNC and there are different factions of the party battling for the helm.
Bernie Sanders just managed to make it worse, too.
The Hill reports:
Sanders reopens Dem primary wounds
Sanders’s recent swipe against former Vice President Joe Biden has angered Democratic party officials, who are accusing the onetime Democratic presidential candidate of refighting a bitter primary season that ripped the party in two.
The independent senator from Vermont has also infuriated supporters of Tom Perez, a top contender for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, after an unprovoked attack against the former Labor secretary.
Sanders, who backs Perez rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for DNC chairman, has shaken up a race that has until now featured few fireworks.
The DNC campaign changed this week after Biden endorsed Perez for chairman. Sanders let loose, saying that it’s time to move beyond the “failed status-quo approach” of Biden and Perez.
Here’s the best part…
Sanders’s critics are firing back, noting that he isn’t even a member of the Democratic Party.
“It is very concerning that Bernie Sanders is so intent on taking over a party that he’s not even a member of that he’d insult the beloved vice president — and really the president — about a failed status quo approach,” said Texas Democratic chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, a Perez supporter and one of 447 DNC members who will vote in late February to elect the next chairman.
Funny. No one on the left seemed to care that Bernie Sanders wasn’t really a Democrat when he was running for the party’s nomination.