For decades, Al Sharpton got away with murder for anything he said.
That could be over.
Because Al Sharpton just stumbled into a war with one powerful faction on the Left and the reason will shock you.
The “Squad” is a group of socialist lawmakers that have been pushing their radical agenda for over a year.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a crew of socialists have pushed Democrats so far left that long-standing Democrat Party rules appear to be imploding.
Rules like pick the most radical statement a Democrat politician makes and double it to get Al Sharpton’s typical position.
Ocasio-Cortez has been at the front of the “Squad” since the beginning and has been a vocal supporter of ripping funding from America’s law enforcement agencies.
They’ve got Nancy Pelosi running scared, with rumors her tenure as the top Democrat in the House could be coming to an end.
So Democrats were in shock after Al Sharpton made this statement about one of the “Squad’s” premier issues – defunding the police.
Ocasio-Cortez’s views are so far to the left that even her own colleagues are starting to keep her at arm’s length.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Ocasio-Cortez and the radical Left declared war on law enforcement across the country.
It was her mission to defund police departments nationwide and replace them with Leftist “social justice warriors.”
Unfortunately for Ocasio-Cortez, this move is proving just a bit too radical for many on the Left.
Even for Al Sharpton.
Al Sharpton has long been known as a voice of the far-left, but during a recent interview on MSNBC, Sharpton said something that shocked a lot of Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez.
When addressing the devastating losses by Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey earlier this month, Sharpton addressed the “Defund The Police” movement and in essence told the likes of Ocasio-Cortez to take it down a notch.
“We’re going to have to engage more methodically and strategically in the process, because we could lose it all,” Sharpton stated.
Sharpton saying a socialist movement like “Defund The Police” is too much is a shocking slap in the face for a socialist like Ocasio-Cortez.
Sharpton continued on saying, “We’ve got to really bring everybody together and understand that this is a wake-up call and those really committed to voting rights and police reform need to deal with it in a practical way.”
Al Sharpton clearly has a point because voters in Minneapolis proved how little they care for the “Defund The Police” agenda by voting down a referendum to abolish the city’s police department.
The elections in Virginia may have been the wake up call some on the Left needed, but Republicans need to continue to hold their feet to the fire.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.