Ingraham: 'The Bell Is Tolling for Nancy Pelosi' After Top NY Dem Falls to Young Socialist
Laura Ingraham said Wednesday that a shocking primary defeat by a top Democrat in New York shows the party's voters rebelling against the establishment.
"Now the bell is tolling for Nancy Pelosi," she said, reacting to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory over Rep. Joe Crowley, who is the fourth-ranking member of the House Democratic leadership.
Pelosi denied Wednesday that the victory by the Democratic Socialist and former Bernie Sanders organizer is a sign that the party is moving further left. She said it's only representative of how people feel in that particular Bronx and Queens, N.Y. district.
Ingraham called the result a "seismic shock" for the Democratic Party, and just like Republican voters in 2016, it shows the party's base "rebelling" against the establishment.
She said Bernie Sanders' campaign in 2016 generated far more excitement than Hillary Clinton, while it later emerged that the DNC was working behind the scenes against the Vermont senator.
"You can only do that for so long until your voters rebel, which is what they did against Crowley," said Ingraham.
Ocasio-Cortez supports the impeachment of President Trump and the abolishment of ICE, and she headed to the U.S.-Mexico border last week to protest family separations.
Ingraham said the party is racing to the left, promising younger voters "the moon," like Medicare for all and free college tuition. She said this will force Republicans to successfully carry Trump's conservative-populist message to voters in the midterm elections.
Watch the full monologue above.