On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from California made it a point to throw an incredible amount of praise at the Democrats who took over Republican seats in the 2018 midterms. Among those Democrats include Christina Houlahan from Pennsylvania, Antonio Delgado from New York, and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell from Florida.
Pelosi also spoke about the representatives, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and herself, who were responsible for districts that would elect a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it. Needless to say, it’s extremely easy to be a Democrat in certain places of the United States.
On Monday, Pelosi said: “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s. [S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic.”
To allow audience members to get a feel for what she was saying, Pelosi picked up a glass of water that was sitting beside her. While holding the glass in her hand, she said: “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts.”
Currently, Pelosi is traveling throughout Europe with a congressional delegation. While she was speaking about the representatives, she was at an appearance for the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Apparently, Pelosi’s recent comments have been in an attempt to downplay the influence that the Democrats’ progressive wing currently has. While doing an interview with Lesley Stahl from CBS News on “60 Minutes,” Pelosi said that faction was “like five people.”
Among those progressives are Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, and of course, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York. It should come as no surprise that every one of these progressives has stirred up some trouble for the Democrats.
When Sanders introduced “Medicare for All” in 2017, the people of the United States were never more convinced of his socialist ways. With his recent re-election campaign, Sanders is continuing to stir things up with promises of higher taxes for the rich and allowing felons in prison the right to vote.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is certainly giving the Democrats a run for their money, as well, especially with the introduction of the Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to overhaul the entire infrastructure of the country is proof that the Democrats are having a difficult time reigning in this young congresswoman’s wild ideas.
These progressive hopefuls may have won the vote in their leftist states, but like Pelosi implied, they’re going to have a much harder time once they get further along the campaign trail. And if the Democrats can’t get a handle on their representatives, President Trump won’t have any trouble getting reelected in 2020.