There’s a Vicious Rift Forming in Democratic Party and Dem Senator Kamala Harris Is the Cause
Progressive Democrats have not embraced rising star Sen. Kamala Harris (D, Calif.), highlighting a rift within the Democratic Party that evidently did not end with the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Speculation has recently surrounded Harris regarding a potential 2020 presidential run. Democratic donors are starting to coalesce around her as their preferred candidate, according to a report from Mic.
Certain groups that supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for president against eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are not jumping on board, however. Yashar Ali, a political commentator who worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, tweeted Wednesday that it was “astounding how quickly the Bernie Sanders crew has mobilized against Kamala Harris.”
Harris’ so-called “Bernieland” problem stems from alleged ties to Wall Street and insufficient commitment to populist economics, according to Mic.