WashPost: House Democrats 'De-escalate' by Deleting Feud Tweets

The Washington Post on Thursday announced that Stalin has wiped out all memories of his Secret Police chief, Yezhov. Oops! I mean the Democrats have deleted all their recent tweets about the big feud between Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrat leadership with the leftist Squad. This attempt to wipe out the recent past was announced by Mike DeBonis in "House Democrats move to tamp down internal feud, delete tweets that sparked infighting."

House Democrats are moving to quiet the searing internal feud that threatened to spin out of control last week — starting with the deletion of explosive tweets that helped spark the infighting and a joint statement of unity.

The detente is expected to continue next week, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tentatively scheduled to meet Thursday with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — the most prominent member of the four-member “Squad” of liberal freshman female lawmakers.

A House Democratic aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the makings of the truce, called it a “collective de-escalation” — one taking place at the end of a week that saw President Trump’s attacks on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ocasio-Cortez unite Democrats behind a House resolution condemning his racist remarks.

Notice how DeBonis categorized Trump's remarks. Sorry, Mike, but your obvious bias is pouring out of you. 

The leaders of the House Democratic Caucus and three ideological subcaucuses — the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition and the Blue Dog Coalition — issued a joint statement Thursday calling their united ranks a “diverse, robust and passionate family” that is “dedicated to making life better for everyday Americans.”

They are absolutely united in sending recent history down the Memory Hole.

Among the deleted tweets was an attack by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), a CPC co-chair and signer of the statement, on the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus, which worked last month to favor passage of a bipartisan Senate-written border security bill over a House alternative.

“Since when did the Problem Solvers Caucus become the Child Abuse Caucus?” Pocan asked in the June 27 tweet, which was deleted Wednesday. Ron Boehmer, a Pocan spokesman, confirmed the deletion.

Another came from the Twitter account of the House Democratic Caucus, under the direction of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and his staff. That message included an image of a tweet from Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, suggesting that a fellow freshman, Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.), had voted to “enable a racist system” by supporting the Senate border bill. “Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?” read the House Democrats’ tweet, sent late Friday night.

We almost forgot about that deleted tweet so thanks for resurrecting it for us, DeBonis.

According to the aide, the five Democratic leaders — Jeffries, Pocan, fellow CPC co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), New Democrats chair Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Blue Dog chair Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) — agreed over the course of several conversations this week to “issue a reset” and present a united front against Trump and Republicans. The deletions of the tweets, the aide said, were a gesture of goodwill to begin that effort.

Gee whiz! Now we'll never know what Pocan and Jeffries tweeted...except by reading all the stories in the Washington Post and elsewhere about the Democrats deleting their tweets. Even so, the Post only published this online, and you won't expect the television networks to dig into Democratic infighting. The front page story is Trump and the Republicans in complete disarray about "Send her back" chants. That's the storyline they prefer. 

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