AOC Wants a Party Purge of Moderate Democrats

Is a Democrat purge in the cards?


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive House allies are threatening to run their more moderate Democrat colleagues out of office.

Ocasio-Cortez warned her fellow Democrats on Thursday that those who side with Republicans will be facing a primary challenge, according to a new report.

The intra-party rift came into clear view as it debated a House bill that requires a federal criminal background check for all gun purchases, including private transactions.  The Bill clearly has broad Democrat support, however, one of the bill’s versions included a provision that would facilitate deportations by reporting illegal immigrants who attempt to purchase a gun to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-  the inclusion of which is a complete deal breaker for Progressive Democrats such as Ocasio-Cortez.