Democrats have officially declared war on Donald Trump and added four of the there farthest left progressives to the House Oversight Committee.


4 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ro Khanna (Calif.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — were named Tuesday night to the House Oversight Committee.

Why it matters: The influential Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings, will serve as a powerful check on the Trump administration, which has accrued a laundry list of potential subpoena targets over the past two years. The four new members — all of which, besides Khanna, are freshmen — have been exceptionally outspoken in their criticism of the administration, with Tlaib in particular making headlines recently for her expletive-laced call to impeach President Trump.

Full committee:

  • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.)
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (Calif.)
  • Rep. Katie Hill (Calif.)
  • Rep. Robin Kelly (Ill.)
  • Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.)
  • Rep. Brenda Lawrence (Mich.)
  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett (USVI)
  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.)
  • Rep. Harley Rouda (Calif.)
  • Rep. John Sarbanes (Md.)
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.)
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (Vt.)

The House Oversight Committee is the main investigative committee in the House of Representatives. This means that the Democrats have decided to put there most radical members on the one committee they have t investigate Trump. 

Some might claim this move is simply to keep their Progressive base happy but this will likely backfire on the Democrats. Both Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib have called for impeachment and have shown no signs of wanting to be controlled by the more moderate, politically savvy wing of the Democratic Party. 

Get ready for misleading leaks to Mainstream News Outlets like we have never seen before. They won’t find actual crimes but that won’t stop the left from trying to use selective leaking to keep Trump on the defensive.