There is a small contingent of Democrats in the House who will now become pivotal swing votes on the radical proposals of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad” of radical Marxist Democrats seeking to alter America forever. In fact, the fight between Blue Dogs and the Squad has already begun. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a Blue Dog caucus member, was the first to blame Democrat House losses in 2020 on the Squad and their allies. As Democrats go forward with more power, Spanberger and other Blue Dogs like former Navy helicopter pilot Mikie Sherrill will be the only defense against the excesses of the radical Marxists.
The current members of the Blue Dog caucus are:
- REP. ED CASE (HI-1)
- REP. STEPHANIE MURPHY (FL-7)
- REP. TOM O’HALLERAN (AZ-1)
- REP. SANFORD BISHOP (GA-2)
- REP. JIM COSTA (CA-16)
- REP. JARED GOLDEN (ME-2)
- REP. BRAD SCHNEIDER (IL-10)
- REP. MIKIE SHERRILL (NJ-11)
- REP. JIM COOPER (TN-5)
- REP. CHARLIE CRIST (FL-13)
- REP. VICENTE GONZALEZ (TX-15)
- REP. KURT SCHRADER (OR-5)
- REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER (VA-7)
- REP. J. LUIS CORREA (CA-46)
- REP. HENRY CUELLAR (TX-28)
- REP. JOSH GOTTHEIMER (NJ-5)
- REP. DAVID SCOTT (GA-13)
- REP. MIKE THOMPSON (CA-5)
Here’s how the Blue Dogs describe themselves:
The Blue Dog Coalition is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives comprised of 18 fiscally-responsible Democrats, who are leading the way to find commonsense solutions. They are pragmatic Democrats, appealing to the mainstream values of the American public. The Blue Dogs are dedicated to pursuing fiscally-responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense for our country, and transcending party lines to get things done for the American people.
Keep an eye on these representatives to see if they live up to their mission.
Originally posted on January 6, 2021.
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