The Democrat Civil War: Socialists Flocking To Texas To Oust Democrats

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 17 February 2022 05:15
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Watch out Texas, after AOC stumped in Texas for progressive House candidate, Bernie is now doing the same in what is shaping up to be a civil war within the Democrat's Party as moderates are being targeted heavily by Socialist aspiring politicians who spend more time on social media than they do in Congress.

Sen. Bernie Sanders put his weight behind fellow Progressive Jessica Cisneros to take out incumbent Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar.

"Jessica knows that real change comes from the bottom on up, not the top on down," Sanders said in a statement Monday. "She will fight for the working class in Congress, and together we will build a movement to transform this nation so that it works for all our people."

Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney, is aspiring to unseat Cuellar, a moderate Democrat who opposes abortion rights, in the March 1 Texas primary for the 28th Congressional district.

She had already received endorsements from "squad” members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman and Ayanna Pressley, as well as from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Katie Porter and former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis.

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At a Saturday campaign rally for Cisneros and Greg Casar, another Texas Democratic primary candidate, Ocasio-Cortez declared, “Texas turning blue is inevitable.” “It will happen, the only question is when,” the New York Democrat pressed. Opposingly, Republicans have insisted that the ongoing border crisis will keep the large border state red.

Sanders endorsed Cisneros in her 2020 bid against Cuellar, where she came within 3,000 votes of ousting the moderate Democratic congressman, who was first elected in 2004. He timed his endorsement Monday with the start of early voting in the primary race.

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Cisneros not only had Sanders' endorsement, but the Vermont progressive was at the top of the ticket - and still a viable presidential candidate during Texas' Super Tuesday primary.

According to one of Cuellar's top allies, that dynamic is how Cisneros got within spitting distance of the longtime lawmaker in 2020. “The only thing she had going for her was Bernie,” Colin Strother, a longtime Cuellar aide, commented to the Texas Observer in November. This time around, Strother asserted, Cueller will win “by a country mile.” However, in mid-January, the FBI searched Cuellar's home and campaign headquarters in Laredo, Texas.

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It remains unclear what the FBI was looking for, except that agents were “conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,” but Cuellar stated the investigation “will show that there was no wrongdoing on my part,” according to CNN.

“'Let me be clear: I'm running for re-election and I intend to win,” Cuellar also said in a video statement delivered shortly after the searches. The Cuellar-Cisneros primary could also serve as a test case on how much abortion rights are motivating voters heading into the 2022 midterms. The Observer pointed out that during the 2020 primary, Cuellar attacked Cisneros for being pro-choice.

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