Warren Unloads on Moderate Dems; Will it Make Victory in 2018 Harder for Them? Warren Unloads on Moderate Dems; Will it Make Victory in 2018 Harder for Them? – NTK Network

Warren Unloads on Moderate Dems; Will it Make Victory in 2018 Harder for Them?

It's another example of '2018 vs. 2020' tensions in the Democratic Party.

By NTK Staff | 03.12.2018 @10:00am
Warren Unloads on Moderate Dems; Will it Make Victory in 2018 Harder for Them?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is so busy whipping opposition to the Senate’s Dodd-Frank rollback that she may imperil the reelection hopes of her Democratic colleagues this year.

As several media outlets have reported, Warren is going all-out in her political assault against members of her own party. She has made clear her vehement opposition to anything that comes close to deregulation in the financial industry, even for small and community banks.

But Warren’s opposition to the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act is unique because of the frequency and intensity with which Warren has attacked fellow Senate Democrats.

Her Facebook post last week, which called out “some Democrats” for voting on a bill “bank lobbyists are thrilled” about, received 1,700 reactions and 174 shares.

Yesterday, Republicans – and some Democrats – took their first vote on the Senate floor for a bill to roll back Wall…

Posted by Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Warren was more aggressive on Twitter, sharing a graphic that lists, by name, the Senate Democrats who voted for the bill. That tweet received 2,210 retweets.

On Medium, Warren wrote that her opposition “doesn’t make me the most popular kid on the team.” Still, she sounded defensive:

That’s just the truth. But since I called out some of my Democratic colleagues for their support, I’ve been taking heat from fellow Democrats. I get it — no one likes to be criticized, let alone by someone on their team. And let’s be totally clear: I agree with my Democratic colleagues a heck of a lot more than I agree with my Republican ones.

But throughout the week, Warren has called out Democrats from her official, U.S. Senate Twitter feed as well:

Is this just a 2020 ploy, or will Warren follow through by, say, cutting off those Senate Democrats she criticized from her fundraising largesse? Either way, 2018 Democrats are more vulnerable as a result of Warren’s whipping.

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