Elizabeth Warren endorses far-left congressional candidates, causing turmoil in party
Normally, an incumbent in office will get the support of high-profile members of their party.
That is not the case when it comes to Elizabeth Warren. She reportedly just announced that she is supporting several far-left candidates in their quests to oust several Democrat incumbents in upcoming elections.
The Far-Left Lunge
Warren has always been a fringe player in the Democrat party, but now she is making her stance quite clear.
The candidates being backed by Warren are Jessica Cisneros and Maria Newman. Cisneros is running for the seat currently held by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Newman is going after the seat held by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL).
Warren says she is backing these candidates because of their progressive value and “unwavering commitment” to the pro-choice movement, specifically abortion.
That, however, is not necessarily the truth. Cisneros and Newman are being backed by Justice Democrats, which means they have the full backing of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the rest of the Squad.
Point being, Warren is making a clear play for the support of AOC and her so-called “Squad” members by backing these candidates. So far, AOC has not stated which presidential candidate she will be backing in the primary, but she has made it very clear that person will not be Joe Biden.
Both incumbents have previously enjoyed the support of the DCCC as well as the current House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), so they were both disappointed to learn that Warren is not endorsing their runs. On Lipinski, Warren cited the fact he is pro-life in support of her decision.
Lipinski stated, “Warren has moved from independent fact-based thinking to ideological orthodoxy.” He also attacked his primary opponent for doing nothing more than parroting the talking points of the extremists in the party to gain their support.
Cuellar also went after both Warren and his challenger in the primary race by accusing them both of supporting an agenda that would “kill over 108,000 jobs in our region.”
Something that is becoming apparent in these races is that while there is support for both Justice Democrat candidates, it would appear that most of that support is coming from out of state, so they will not have a voice on Election Day.
Looking up and down the comments on the Twitter feed of Cuellar, who happens to be public enemy No. 1 for Justice Democrats, many of the negative feedback is coming from people living in California and New York — not Texas.