ICYMI: Warren's Extreme DC Tactics Leave Fellow Dems "Pissed"

BOSTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's extremist attacks are creating a deep fracture within the Democratic party - and Warren's colleagues are making clear that they're upset. One incumbent Democratic Senator is "pissed" at Warren, and the Democrats' leader in the Senate confronted her in a closed door meeting, according to reports. Warren's tactics have left the party "struggling" to achieve unity as they seek to find a coherent message.

"Senator Warren hasn't only embraced DC hyper-partisanship, she's become the poster child for it," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "As her extremist attacks alienate even those in her own party, Massachusetts is left without an effective advocate who can work with her colleagues to deliver for the Commonwealth."


Warren Is Attacking Her Fellow Democrats For Political Gain

"In at least three instances over the past 14 months, potential 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have singled out fellow Senate colleagues who didn’t support them on policy by naming them in either fundraising pleas or providing fodder to liberal activist groups for their organizing emails." (Leigh Ann Caldwell, "Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls," NBC News, 3/28/18)

 

An Incumbent Dem Senator Is "Pissed" At Warren

“This is super freaking real,” a Democratic strategist who used to work in the Senate said of the tensions in the party. “(Sen.) Tester is pissed at Warren over what happened on banking.” (Leigh Ann Caldwell, "Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls," NBC News, 3/28/18)



The Democratic Leader Confronted Warren Over Her Extremist Tactics

"Aides grumbled and senators took their complaints to Schumer, who confronted Warren during a weekly leadership meeting in his office, according to multiple sources familiar with the exchange." (Leigh Ann Caldwell, "Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls," NBC News, 3/28/18)


Warren's Hardball Strategy Is Leaving Democrats "Struggling" To Find A Coherent Message

"The flare ups come as Democrats are struggling to find a message that resonates with voters beyond being just anti-Trump and as the party is struggling to come to terms with the notion of party purity." (Leigh Ann Caldwell, "Vulnerable Senate Democrats feel the heat from 2020 hopefuls," NBC News, 3/28/18)

 
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