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Comrade Ocasio-Cortez making a list of moderate Democrats to target

March 2, 2019

Roll Call reports that Democrats are in the midst of internecine warfare, fighting among themselves over the merest of legislative procedural moves called “motion to recommit,” which permits dissenting voices to say something or maybe try to persuade for moderating amendments when extremely radical bills are presented in the House and headed to a vote. If nothing else, it’s a desire to be heard. House minority Republicans use it, and that’s enough for Democrats to want to shut it down. But it’s also employed by moderate Democrats, many of whom do not want to come across as left-wing nuts to their constituents in red-tinged districts.