Progressives Groups Blast Democratic Party Leadership

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answers questions during a press conference.

Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Justice Democrats, Democracy for America, CREDO Action, and other prominent progressive groups blasted top House Democrats in a statement released on Saturday, The Hill reports.

The statement comes amid an escalating feud between House Democrats lead by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and left-leaning members of the caucus. The activists are siding with the latter group, and criticizing the Democratic Party’s leadership for “escalating attacks” on progressive politicians, instead of adequately challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

“Just days after joining with Republicans to give Trump billions more to harm immigrant families, it’s deeply concerning that senior Democratic Party leaders and their aides have been escalating attacks on new leaders in the party who have been rightfully advocating a stronger approach to holding the Trump administration accountable to human rights abuses being committed on the border and against immigrants.”

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