House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) iron grip on the House is growing ever-weaker. Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is the latest progressive Democrat to proudly revolt against the Democrat establishment’s platform as the Democratic National Convention approaches.
Tlaib, a member of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “squad,” tweeted on Saturday that she has cast her DNC ballot against the party’s stated platform because it does not include a provision for Medicare For All.
“Today, I cast my DNC ballot and voted NO on the proposed platform,” Tlaib said. “I constantly hear from constituents demanding we push for a single-payer system and away from this for-profit system that is leaving people to suffer and die just because they cannot afford health care.”
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), co-chair of the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, also announced this week that he will vote against the DNC platform for the same reason.
“I will be voting ‘no’ on the platform because when we say that healthcare is a human right, we must truly mean it—and fight for it,” Khanna explained.
Joining Tlaib and Khanna are 750 delegates — some even pledged to Joe Biden — that say they will not approve of the platform until it includes Medicare For All stipulations.
This shocking revolt hasn’t received much press coverage, because it’s the perfect illustration of how fractured the Democrat party is currently.
Pelosi and her like-minded colleagues are certainly not moderate, but they have refused to espouse the socialist views of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his followers — but that position is becoming ever more popular as far-left progressives infiltrate every level of the Democrat party.