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Democrats Decide Now Is The Perfect Time To Go Full Circular Firing Squad

The same day that the head of the Democratic National Committee told a group of Iowans that the party's "unity is our greatest strength," the top-ranking Democrat in Congress ripped apart a major policy proposal of the two leading 2020 presidential candidates.

The dichotomy between DNC Chair Tom Perez's feel-good vibes and cold water dousing delivered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a push for Medicare for All portended what appears to be one of the more trying weeks for Democrats to date. At a time when President Trump is on the precipice of impeachment, the opposition party finds itself in an increasingly dour state, with a renewed sense of fright about the prospects of the president's re-election and infighting between primary candidates heating up in uncomfortable ways .

At the heart of internal friction is Sens. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) advocacy for Medicare for All, with former introducing an expansive — and possibly unwieldy — set of provisions to pay for a multi-trillion dollar health-care overhaul this past week. In remarks to Bloomberg News on Friday, Pelosi offered a pointed warning to two (and other Democrats in the general) that the idea would be a disaster for national Democrats looking to emerge victorious against Trump in less than one year's time.

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