Probably the biggest win for progressives yet
AOC's win in 2018 was a surprise. As was Bowman's win this year.
But the establishment saw Cori Bush coming from a mile away and they still couldn't stop her.
In an upset that will rock the House Democratic Caucus, Ferguson activist Cori Bush on Tuesday unseated Rep. Lacy Clay, whose family has represented the St. Louis-area congressional district for more than 50 years...
Bush’s win follows the upset of veteran Rep. Eliot Engel at the hands of Jamaal Bowman in New York, and longtime Rep. Daniel Lipinski in Illinois, who fell to Marie Newman...
Clay, however, is not old (he just turned 64, a decade younger than Engel), white, or lazy. Clay did not remotely take Bush for granted, launching a full-scale negative campaign to try to take her down, and has been focused on her as a threat since her loss to him in 2018.
“Support Black women” establisment Dems are awfully silent about Cori Bush’s win.
I’m looking at certain Black accounts in particular.
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) August 5, 2020
In 2018 Progressives knocked off exactly one incumbent.
So far this year we've knocked off three long-time corrupt incumbents.
That may not sound like much, but remember that incumbents usually win 95+ percent of the time, decade after decade.
The squad will likely double in size, if not more. Soon we'll have the power to block bad legislation, like how the Freedom Caucus blocks good legislation.