Leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) confronted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on social networks on Tuesday, Nov. 10, after he assured her that he will not vote for progressive policies, such as the expansion of the Supreme Court and the de-funding of the police.

Omar, one of four progressive Democratic congresswomen calling themselves The Squad, responded to Manchin after he gave an interview Monday on Fox News’s “Special Report” to discuss the Senate elections and the progressive agenda, where he positioned himself among those who believe the progressive Democrats’ narrative and policy proposals are to blame for the Democrats’ poor performance in the 2020 elections.

“Let me be clear: I will not vote to pack the courts & I will not vote to end the filibuster,” Manchin wrote in a tweet. “The U.S. Senate is the most deliberative body in the world. It was made so that we work together in a bipartisan way. If you get rid of the filibuster, there’s no reason to have a Senate.”

Omar, pointed to Manchin with a tweet that said, “Stop worrying about progressives, this might be the reason we don’t win the Senate races in Georgia. Good grief.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), also a member of the Squad, likewise rejected the narrative that progressive Democrats and policy proposals are to blame for the Democrats’ poor performance in the 2020 elections.


“One thing I’ll say: for the last two years, I and progressive candidates have been unseating powerful Dem incumbents supported by DCCC. Not *once* has anyone in the party asked me what weaknesses I’ve found in their operation. If they stop blaming progressives, we can help.” Ocasio-Cortez said on her Twitter account.

Ocasio-Cortez later added, “I saw party consultants take over a Congressional swing campaign operation this year and was it wasn’t good. The blind impulse to blame activists and the left both demoralizes a key constituency and distracts from asking real Qs & fixing serious operational issues.”

The Squad is without a doubt the most radical wing of the Democratic left, although it was a key element in getting votes for Joe Biden. In an interview that Ocasio-Cortez gave to the New York Times, the internal differences and his clear intention to advance in power became evident.

Ocasio-Cortez made clear her rejection of recent criticism from some Democratic House members who have blamed the left for costing them important seats. “Some of the members who lost, she said, became ‘easy targets’ and now blame us for their defeat” She added, “Our party is not even in line, at least not in a real way that shows efficiency.”

As the vote count moves toward the end in the battleground states, where President Trump is gaining ground, Democrats are increasingly exposing their state of despair, blaming each other for their losses.