The chief of staff of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, deleted a tweet accusing moderate House Democrats of being the “new Southern Democrats” following a House vote that approved funding for the border on Thursday.
After initially resisting the bipartisan bill that passed in the Senate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, caved to the pressure of moderates in her caucus and passed the spending bill, causing backlash among progressives.
Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti lashed out on Twitter, took aim at the New Democrats and the Blue Dog Caucus.
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After deleting the tweet, Chakrabarti explained that he was “mad” but doubled down on the message, saying “if we don’t have progress on racial justice it will be because of the new Dems and blue dogs. Just like in 1940.”
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