House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once again has egg dripping off of her face thanks to her vaunted freshman four who despite her high praise, have continued to embarrass and undermine their boss.
This time, Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib all went rogue and voted against a border bill that Pelosi had changed several times to appease them.
Pelosi has a real hot mess on her hands thanks to the quartet led by Twitter diva Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose comparison of border detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps resulted in a firestorm of criticism over what many have suggested is thinly-veiled Holocaust denial.
With AOC and her “posse” of Reps Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley all but officially calling the shots, the beleaguered septuagenarian made significant changes “for the children” but was still crapped on by the young upstarts who thanks to their social media followings and the backing of the extreme-left powerhouse Justice Democrats are growing more powerful with every news cycle.
Democrats and especially the young socialists have used the children of migrants as human shields which they cower behind in their war on President Trump and truthfully, Pelosi herself bears a large share of the responsibility for her own problems for her appeasement of the fab four who continue to stab her in the back as they did when despite alterations to her centerpiece border funding bill, they publicly snubbed her anyway.
The bill was to provide $4.5 billion in emergency border funding as it becomes increasingly apparent that there is a full-blown crisis at the border that Pelosi can no longer simply ignore out of spite for Trump.
Four House Democrats on Tuesday evening bucked party leadership and voted against a bill to provide $4.5 billion in emergency border funding.
The Democrats who voted against the bill were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)
The handful of defections come in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meeting on Monday evening with progressive and Latino lawmakers who were hesitant to support the measure.
The Speaker urged members of her party to support the legislation earlier in the day, arguing that defecting would be a win for President Trump.
“Understand what we’re up against in the White House. The president would love for this bill to go down today,” Pelosi said during a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.
“A vote against this bill is a vote for Donald Trump and his inhumane, outside-the-circle of civilized attitude toward the children.”
Pelosi’s bill eventually made it through but without the support of the insurgency that has become the tail that wags the dog.
To think that it was only a few short months ago when Nervous Nancy and her young charges were all on the cover of Rolling Stone but that was before she got steamrolled and was forced to dilute a resolution condemning Omar’s anti-Semitism and has been continually upstaged by AOC who Pelosi is petrified of.
With or without the freshman firebrands, Pelosi’s bill as deader than a door nail and will be vetoed by Trump as her power continues to be stolen away from those who had originally enchanted her.
Pelosi is definitely not a sympathetic character but it’s hard not to feel pity for her these days.