Justice Democrats Target Henry Cuellar
Justice Democrats, the group that helped engineer Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) path to Capitol Hill, is targeting Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). The group believes the anti-abortion centrist earned a spot in their crosshairs. He votes with Trump more than 60% of the time and is against Medicare for All. And party loyalty is something neither side can tout. Cuellar supported an incumbent House Republican over a Democrat in the 2018 midterm races and has previously sided with the GOP on immigration. “An outside group thinks they know south Texas politics better than I do, I think [they’re] going to find out,” Cuellar said to Politico. “My district, I’ve polled it and polled it and they are moderate and conservative Democrats.” Ocasio-Cortez and her team have tried to create distance between the 29-year-old Congresswoman and Justice Democrats. They claim they are not involved in the group’s plans to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats it deems too moderate. But two of Justice Democrats' Founders, Saikat Chakrabarti and Corbin Trent, are senior staffers in her office. And Chakrabarti, her Chief of Staff, just resigned from the board of Justice Democrats this week. More here.