Former CIA agent Abigail Spanberger was elected Wednesday to a leadership position in the House Democratic Caucus, representing Democrats in a closely contested “battlefield” district in a 30-22 vote. rice field.
Spanberger is the first group of military intelligence veterans to join the House of Representatives in 2018 and attain leadership positions. Eleven “CIA Democrats” were elected that year, and with some ups and downs, that number rose to his thirteen as of the Nov. 8 election.
An election in the caucuses, which make up one-quarter of the Democrats in the House, confirms the assessment by the House. World Socialist website The midterm elections have laid the groundwork for a further shift to the right by Democrats and the Biden administration.
This has already been demonstrated in practice as Congress swiftly passed laws imposing contracts on railroad workers and banning strikes. At the same time, the House of Representatives approved another substantial increase in the US military budget, including a huge US funding for the war in Ukraine against Russia.
Spanberger defeated Northeastern Pennsylvania’s fourth-rounder, Matt Cartwright. Since these terms are defined within the Democratic Party, it has become a straight left-right contest. Cartwright is a member of the Congressional Progressive Party Caucus, and Spanberger is on all three of his most right-wing Democratic caucus groups: the New Democratic Caucus, the Blue Dog Caucus, and Bipartisan Problem Solving. executive committee.
A former CIA agent denounced the political fallout of mass protests over the police killing of George Floyd, arguing that the slogan “defend the police” was a major factor in the political fallout, House Democrats said. became one of the most notorious right-wing figures among members. The Democrat has lost his 12 close congressional elections in 2020.
The debate effectively housed the attacks of Congressional Republicans and their corporate and far-right supporters. Because no Democrat actually carried out this slogan.
Spanberger presents her defense of police killings in a lukewarm, entirely rhetorical version endorsed by Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other members of the House of Representatives affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America. Combined with broadside against socialism.
During the House Democrats’ post-election conference call in 2020, Spanberger declared that “we will never have to use the words ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ again,” and that the party would “be ripped apart in 2022.” It will be possible,” he added. It did not suppress policies such as Medicare for All.
In 2021, after the Republican candidate won the statewide election in Virginia and took control of the state legislature, Spanberger publicly complained about the Biden administration’s “left-wing” policies, which led to a right-wing backlash. “Nobody elected him to FDR,” she said. “They chose him to be normal and stop the chaos.”
Spanberger had some advantages over Cartwright at the caucuses of 53 “battlefield” Democrats identified by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee who survived the close race in 2022. 10 of her 53 are her CIA Democrats like her, mixed with Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, another former CIA agent, former military officer, State Department and National Security Council officials. doing.
Slotkin was one of eight right-wing Democrats who co-signed a letter to the entire caucus appealing for Spanberger’s support. This eight of him included three of his CIA Democrats. Slotkin, Jared Golden of Maine, and Mikey Sherrill of New Jersey. Another co-signer was Josh Gottheimer, a longtime right-wing leader of the House Democratic Party and co-leader of Problem Solvers.
The New Democrats also released a statement backing Spanberger’s candidacy, welcoming her right-wing character and willingness to abandon her reformist facade, saying, “We are not following a cut-and-paste Democratic blueprint. ‘ said.
The main focus of the far-right faction of the Democratic Party, shared by the entire party leadership and the Biden administration, is the long-running U.S. intervention in Ukraine against Russia.
CIA Democrats, including Spanberger, intervened at a critical moment in the crisis of the Trump administration in September 2019. This was after it emerged that Trump had called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call to press for an investigation into the CIA’s activities. Biden’s son Hunter as an executive at a major Ukrainian energy company.
Trump had sought help in digging up dirt against Democrats, whom he considered his most dangerous potential adversary, in 2020. This came to fruition in February 2022, sparking a Russian military intervention. rice field.
Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats in the House had not yet been involved in a formal impeachment inquiry, as seven freshman Democrats, six of whom were CIA Democrats, called the impeachment in an op-ed column published by the Republican Party. I submitted a joint request. Washington Post.
Among the six were two former CIA agents, Spanberger and Slotkin. The Column declared: “In order to uphold and defend our Constitution, Congress must determine whether the President is actually willing to exercise his powers, and determine whether he We believe that if these allegations are true, these actions are impeachable crimes.”
Three years later, the meaning of this column is completely clear. The Democrats, who have the closest ties to the military intelligence community, want Trump to do more for him than the concerted campaign to destroy the Russian state, promoted by Washington at the expense of billions of dollars over the years. I was surprised that I gave priority to political interests.
By elevating Spanberger, House Democrats have made what amounts to a pledge of allegiance to this imperialist aggression plan.