According to reports Ocasio-Cortez is now threatening house Democrats if they vote with the GOP, they’ll be put on a list.
A lot of Democrats are moderates, and won elections in states where Donald Trump won. Therefore voting on specific issue that are important to their constituents is pivotal for reelection.
According to sources Ocasio-Cortez and Speaker Pelosi were upset that 26 moderates joined with the Republicans to amend a bill increasing federal background checks for gun purchases.
According to The Washington Post, the Democrats conducted a closed-door session during which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned over twenty supposed moderate members of her party, “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.” The Post then said Ocasio-Cortez, “the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman Corbin Trent added that she fumed that any Democrats voting with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.” He asserted, in reference to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them.”
In the new universal background bill the Democrats passed they wanted extensive backgrounds on law abiding citizens, but at the same time didn’t want those same rules to apply to illegal immigrants.
The bill of course will be shot down by the Senate and then vetoed if it somehow got to President Trump.