Speaker Nancy Pelosi was pressed by moderate Democrats and Republicans to pass a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism; perhaps even denouncing Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism. Instead, led by Nancy Pelosi, the House passed a resolution denouncing racial and religion bigotry, including anti-Semitism.
Representative Josh Gottheimer and Representative Rashid Tlaib (another Squad Member) were to meet to work on reconciliation. Tlaib came away from the conversation describing it as a condescending scolding by Gottheimer.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Chief of Staff wrote a nearly unprecedented statement referring to Moderate Democrats as resembling the segregationists of the 1950s. No rebuke from AOC for his statement.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the entire caucus of Democrats denouncing public criticisms of each other. She also said she would be meeting with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Many moderate Democrats sided with Republicans to pass the Senate version of funds for detention centers, agreeing to delete protections that Members of Congress further on the left had insisted for passage of the House version.
Members of Congress, including members of the Squad, complained about the lack of diversity among staff of the DCCC.
Five moderate Democrats, all with military or intelligence backgrounds voted with the Republicans to allow President Trump to continue supporting Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a half-hour meeting. Long enough to demonstrate cordiality. Too brief to plan anything of substance.
A half dozen senior staff members of the DCCC resigned. Two of them — The Executive Director and the Communications Director were former Chiefs of Staff to DCCC Chair and Member of Congress Cheri Bustos.
Did anyone win? Can the DCCC get itself together sufficiently to focus on electing Members of Congress?