(ZEROHEDGE) – If you have been tempted to dismiss the growing progressive insurgency within the Democratic caucus as a mirage produced by a handful of outspoken voices – as Nancy Pelosi has suggested – well, think again.
In what appears to be one of the most deliberate examples yet of the Democrats progressive caucus sabotaging the party's own agenda because it didn't get exactly what it wanted, the Hill reports that some House Dems are prepared to scuttle a bill to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour if a procedural motion from the Republicans is added to the bill.
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It's meant to be a gesture to moderate Democrats who have sometimes voted with Republicans on procedural issues: The progressives are in no mood to compromise.
Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Mark Pocan, the co-chairs of the House Progressive Caucus, issued a statement accusing the Republicans of supporting a "disingenuous" motion that would amount to a "poison pill."