Ilhan Omar just officially called for President Trump’s impeachment in a flop of a press conference.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar held a presser to bash Trump for his comments and Omar’s impeachment cry was promptly ignored by Nancy Pelosi.
Look, these are not the face the Dem wants to present to the world to fight Trump. It may not be nice to say but it is true.
From The Washington Examiner: An internal Democratic poll that is circulating among party leaders shows Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota might be a liability to their party in the 2020 election.
The poll, whose details were published by Axios on Sunday, surveyed over 1,000 white voters with two or less years of college education.
It found that 74% of those polled recognized Ocasio-Cortez, while only 22% of them had a positive view of her. Additionally, 53% of those polled recognized Omar, while only 9% had a favorable view of her.
A top Democrat involved in the 2020 congressional races said these numbers risk tipping seats in the 2020 election.
“If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the majority at risk,” they said. “[S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races.”
The poll was conducted in May, before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s highly publicized feud with Ocasio-Cortez.
From Axios: Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%.
Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.
“Socialism is toxic to these voters,” said the top Democrat.
Between the lines: Dems are performing better with these voters than in 2016 (although still not as well as in 2018). So party leaders will continue to try to define themselves around more mainstream members.
The other side: Three members of The Squad — Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — defended their approach while appearing in Philadelphia yesterday on a panel at the annual Netroots Nation conference, AP’s Juana Summers reports:
“We never need to ask for permission or wait for an invitation to lead,” Omar said, adding later that there’s a “constant struggle oftentimes with people who have power about sharing that power.”