Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members accused Justice Democrats of trying to oust African-American lawmakers.
The CBC leaders claim that Justice Democrats may target other black lawmakers in the upcoming period, like Representatives Yvette Clarke, Joyce Beatty, Emanual Cleaver, and Anthony Brown, with Brown saying that the group has been making calls in his district, actively trying to recruit a challenger to run against him.
Representative Gregory Meeks was talking on the subject as he said: “I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two days.’’
A lot of Democrat would like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is very popular (especially among young Americans) to get a primary challenge in 2020.
According to The Hill, Justice Democrats stormed onto the scene last year when one of their little-known handpicked candidates, Ocasio-Cortez, who is Hispanic American, unseated then-Rep Joe Crowley, the powerful Democratic caucus chairman, in a New York primary. In a statement, Justice Democrats’ executive director, Alexandra Rojas, defended the group’s strategy, noting that it has endorsed several candidates of color, with one of them being Cori Bush who is a registered nurse and an activist from the ‘’Black Lives Matter’’ movement. On this, Rojas said:
“We are supporting a black woman who is a community organizer who has taken on police brutality in the St. Louis area. Seventy percent of congressional districts in America have no competitive general election; primaries are often the only places where voters can have a real say. Barack Obama first ran for Congress in a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, a CBC member. This is a democracy and voters deserve choices.’’