Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has found himself in the crosshairs of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez amid the party’s reported infighting.
That infighting began during a conference call on Nov. 5 among House Democrats who, despite holding the lower chamber and claiming victory for their party’s candidate in the presidential race, reportedly turned on one another — and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The New York Times summed up the nature of the call and how 2020 victors felt about the Nov. 3 election.
“Democrats wept, cursed and traded blame on Thursday during an extraordinary party confab to dissect the disappointing results of this week’s elections, agreeing on little except that they needed a ‘deep dive’ into how they had ended up with painful losses that weakened their House majority instead of the big gains they had boldly predicted,” The Times reported.
The explanation for losing ground in the House, according to some of the more moderate