Pro life democrats need to have primary challengers says progressive leader

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Not always sure this is wise. There still are conservative democratic areas in the US.

Amid the national outcry that erupted this week from Alabama passing a near-total ban on abortions that prohibits the medical procedure unless the woman’s life is at risk—even in the case of rape and incest—a top progressive in Congress said her anti-abortion colleagues should know their seats could be on the chopping block.

Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from the state of Washington who co-chairs the House Congressional Progressive Caucus, described Alabama's new law as “horrendous” and an “unconstitutional ban.”

Jayapal issued a warning Friday to any Democratic colleagues who were not pro-abortion rights, saying they could see money and support disappear and instead pour into the campaigns of their primary challengers in the 2020 election cycle.

Although a dying breed in a party that has shifted further to the ideological left in recent elections, anti-abortion Democrats do still exist in Congress. They include Representatives Dan Lipinski of Illinois, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Henry Cuellar of Texas. In the Senate, Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania are included in their ranks.

Jayapal also suggested that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), an entity with the sole purpose of helping House Democrats win elections and stay in office, should no longer financially support these anti-abortion Democrats.

Anti-abortion Democrats in Congress should face “strong primary challenges,” progressive leader says
 
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Yea you pretty much have to follow the democrats rules if you want their support.

They don't tolerate people that don't ride their bus.

Unlike the right who has a lot of respected people that are pro-abortion it just doesn't work that way with the left.
 
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They include Representatives Dan Lipinski of Illinois, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Henry Cuellar of Texas. In the Senate, Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania are included in their ranks.
You listed 3 Congressmen and 2 Senators who should be thrown out of the party for being Republicans. If you check the House and Senate roll call votes You'd see that they seldom vote with the Democrats. As far as voting, which is what they were sent to Washington to do, they might as well be Republicans.

There is a viable primary challenger in Lipinski's district. But the DCCC ( Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ) is with holding support under their new law that boycotts venders who work for Democratic challengers to Democratic incumbents.