Nancy Pelosi’s grip on the job of Speaker of the House is tenuous.
Democrats hold a narrow majority heading into the 2022 elections and now the party received some bad news.
And that’s because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made one decision that will force Nancy Pelosi into retirement.
There is a crisis at the southern border.
Illegal aliens are marching towards America in numbers not seen in years.
And to add fuel to this fire, Joe Biden and the Democrats just proposed legislation that would grant amnesty to at least one million illegal aliens and possibly as many as 20 or 30 million illegal aliens.
Democrats stepped on the immigration landmine before in 2014 when Republicans won nine Senate seats and expanded their House majority as voters punished the Democrats over the failed amnesty push in 2013 and the border surge of 2014.
Party leaders see similar danger ahead in 2022 with one strategist telling POLITICO that if the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez narrative of abolishing ICE took hold, the Democrat majorities were doomed next November.
“We don’t want the far left to hijack the agenda,” the strategist told POLITICO. “The breaking point is definitely at what point we give aid to the undocumented, whether we’re creating a magnet for an influx of people … and whether we start talking about ‘Abolish ICE.’”
But that is exactly what happened.
Due to Biden’s open borders policies acting as a magnet for illegal aliens, hundreds of illegal alien children are being held in a facility Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deemed a concentration camp when it was open during the Trump administration.
This scene led to Ocasio-Cortez taking to social media and blasting even the mild form of immigration enforcement currently in place.
“Our immigration system is built on a carceral framework. It’s no accident that challenging how we approach both these issues are considered ‘controversial’ stances. They require reimagining our relationship to each other and challenging common assumptions we take for granted,” Ocasio-Cortez posted to Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez made it clear ‘abolish ICE’ was her policy ask.
“It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time. That’s why bold reimagination is so impt. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more,” Ocasio-Cortez declared.
In 2020, Ocasio-Cortez’s demand to defund the police came to define Democrats running for office across the country.
If Democrats pay the price in 2022 for immigration extremism similar to the one in 2014, Republicans will win the majority.
Should that happen, it’s easy to see the Democrats making a leadership change after Pelosi lost the Speaker’s gavel twice in 12 years.
It’s easy to see Pelosi retiring rather than serve as a regular member of Congress.
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