Rep. Paul Gosar has predicted a ‘civil war’ within the House’s Democratic caucus before the upcoming speaker’s race for the new Congress.
During a radio interview with Mobile, AL’s FM Talk 106.5, Gosar pointed out that far-left members of the party, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, have all made gains within the Democratic caucus.
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For that reason, Gosar saw the potential for House Majority Whip James Clyburn to replace Speaker Pelosi for the leadership role.
“[A]OC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley are not the type of people that will back down,” Gosar explained. “They’re going to come with a fight, and that’s why I think there’s going to be a civil war that occurs over the next several weeks before the speakership race. And I think there’s a change coming. And when that change comes, I think it will be somebody like Jim Clyburn that they put in that position that maybe can mitigate the fiasco that is occurring within that Democratic Party.”
Breitbart.com reports: Gosar referenced remarks made by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) decrying the far-left flank of the House Democratic caucus push for “socialism.”
“I see it because the caucus meeting they had yesterday — I believe what [Abigail] Spanberger – her quote, I mean nothing on the Hill is ever secret,” he added. “[T]here’s definitely tensions here, and like I said, the progressive grew. The moderates lost.”
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