The Squad Aims to Be a Playah in House Politics


Playbook notes a move that raised eyebrows on the House floor last night: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley and Rashida Tlaib all voted against the rule to move the relief package — a procedural motion that nearly always splits on party lines. “In a world where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a narrow majority, if this group sticks together, they can influence the direction of the House Democratic Caucus. This message was received by senior Democrats last night.”