There is a war going on in the Democratic party. Nancy Pelosi is likely to become the nest House speaker but some Democrats are opposing her. Now, activists on the far left are telling party members to get in line or face consequences.
FOX News reports:
The perils of taking on Nancy: Liberal activists threaten ‘backlash’ to Dems who oppose her
As Nancy Pelosi faces a grueling fight with her own members to regain the speaker’s gavel in January, pro-Pelosi left-wing activist groups are warning of a “backlash” against House Democrats who oppose her.
Sixteen House Democrats on Monday circulated a letter vowing to vote against Pelosi, who served in the role between 2007 and 2011, for speaker of the House — calling for “new leadership.”…
But now, with the California Democrat’s leadership on the line, left-wing activist groups and going to bat for her — and warning of dire consequences for those who oppose her.
Left-wing group MoveOn.org tweeted Thursday that its members “strongly support and call on all members of the Democratic causus to support @NancyPelosi for Speaker.”
We strongly support and call on all members of the Democratic caucus to support @NancyPelosi for Speaker. Were it not for her skilled and effective leadership, the ACA would not be law today. Dems must reject attempts to defeat her and move caucus to the right.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) November 15, 2018
Going a step further, a MoveOn spokesman told The Daily Beast that Democrats could face primary challenges at home if they vote against Pelosi.
“If right-wing Democrats end up helping Republicans by voting against Nancy Pelosi as speaker, they can expect to face serious backlash from the same energized and mobilized base of progressive voters that just brought Democrats a majority in the House. Which certainly could extend to primaries,” Spokesman Karthik Ganapathy told The Beast.
They haven’t even taken control of the House yet and they’re a mess.