When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pummeled Joe Crowley, it’s likely that Bernie Sanders did a dance. Though it’s unconfirmed, it’s likely that House Republicans quietly celebrated, too.
Why wouldn’t Republicans celebrated because she’s now the highest-profile Democrat to call for abolishing ICE. While the American people want children re-united with their illegal alien parents, that doesn’t mean they want open borders, which is what abolishing ICE would trigger. (Like Yassir Arafat, Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.)
Nobody I know faults Ocasio-Cortez for celebrating. They’re just thrilled at the opportunity to tie the open borders tag around the Democrats’ necks. Certainly, Nancy Pelosi isn’t happy with this development. She’d hoped to convince the American people that the Democrats were centrists/moderates like Conor Lamb. Thanks to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and Mark Pocan and other Democrats pushing for the destruction of ICE, that wish disappeared. Whether Ms. Pelosi wanted to pretend she was a centrist isn’t up to her.
Republicans should send special thanks to MSNBC for highlighting Ocasio-Cortez’s victory. Then again, it’s impossible to hide Joe Crowley’s defeat.
Make no mistake about this. This is the Democrats’ worst nightmare. How do Democrats explain away Pocan’s bill calling for the abolition of ICE? It’s one thing to criticize the harsh treatment of children of illegal aliens. It’s another to call for open borders.