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The California Democratic Party on Saturday endorsed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s challenger, highlighting the moderate lawmaker’s political disconnect with liberal activists in her home state.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
a reply to: pavil
Well of course Pavil! De Leon hopped on the trendy "abolish ICE" train, so Cali HAS to show their support if they want to remain the pioneers in senseless, harmful legislation.
For the first time in years, House Democrats are getting the chance to vote on a Democrat-sponsored immigration bill — and they are planning to vote against it.
House Republican leaders said they would bring up a vote for a contentious “Abolish ICE” bill proposed by three progressive Democrats — Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) — knowing it would put the minority party in a difficult position. Republicans know Abolish ICE is divisive for Democrats, so they’re taking the most left-wing proposal out there and putting it up for a vote.
Progressive Democrats never thought their messaging bill, which would have disbanded Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within a year, would make it to the floor. They didn’t try to build a coalition around it or even reach out to parts of the Democratic conference, Jayapal said. Now, they are trying to find a way to match Republican gamesmanship.
The debate around whether to vote for this bill is an early test of the Democratic Party’s increasingly left-leaning policy platform — and so far, Democratic lawmakers are splintering on the issue. The majority of Americans oppose eliminating ICE and for now, Democrats seem like they will unify against the bill.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has already come out against the proposal, and the progressive lawmakers who wrote the bill have said they won’t vote in favor of it, instead using the floor time to make public statements on Trump’s immigration policy.
“We force that conversation, we take that hour, we have that conversation and then we’ll all vote no on it, because we’re all clear that it’s not a serious attempt to do anything,” Jayapal said.
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
Maybe this will wake Feinstein up? Maybe this will get her to stop playing patrician games. Vote for Trumps Supreme Court nomination. Stop slandering ICE.
She will lose the far left but could keep the mainstream left, independents, and some liberal republicans and keenher seat
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: Isurrender73
I totally agree. Now and when Mitch McConnell did the same thing in the Senate. Filibustering his own bill. You guys want to keep saying it's only one side, but it ain't.