Freshman lawmakers pushing socialist agendas are directing the Democratic Party even further left than the progressives, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., laments.
"You see an embrace of socialism," Rep. Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, told "The Cats Roundtable," according to The Hill. "You see an embrace of policies that would fundamentally steal power from the American people and give it to the government. They would essentially make us slaves to socialism.
"Those voices right now are driving the agenda of the Democratic Party."
Rep. Cheney pointed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., pushing her Green New Deal, Rep. Ilhan Omar's, D-Minn., Muslim rebuke of Israel, Rep. Rashida Tlaib's, D-Mich., "impeach the motherf–er" call to oust the U.S. president.
"Right now they're letting the most radical voices, including Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar and Tlaib, they're letting them to set the agenda and they're following them," Rep. Cheney told host John Catsimatidis. "And I think that's very dangerous for the nation. I hope that that will stop, but unfortunately I don't see any signs that it will."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also often speaking out against President Donald Trump, has been slow to tamp down the youthful exuberance of the freshmen lawmakers, suggesting a lack of "control" over her party in the chamber, according to Cheney.
"So far we have not seen that Speaker Pelosi will exercise any kind of control, or that she knows how to exercise control over these socialists," Cheney said, per The Hill. "They ought to strip Ilhan Omar of her membership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
". . . We can never get to the point where . . . the Democrats allowing [Rep. Omar] to stay on the Foreign Affairs Committee after her anti-Semitic comments. Now they're apparently letting her stay on that committee after her disgraceful comments about 9/11."
The latest controversy swirls around Rep. Omar's statement about the 9/11 radical Islamic terrorist attacks as being merely "some people did something" and Muslims are unfairly connected to the event, according to The Hill.
"CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties," Rep. Omar infamously but claimed said last week. CAIR says on its website it was founded in 1994.