Co-Chair of House progressive caucus lashes out at moderate Dems as 'Child Abuse Caucus'

As Allahpundit noted earlier, Pelosi’s arm was twisted today by a group of moderates who threatened to shut down her revised border bill and basically forced her to accept the Senate bill (or have nothing). Now Politico reports on the ugly fights that broke out between House progressives and moderates:

Some lawmakers even resorted to public name-calling, with progressive leader Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) accusing moderate Democrats of favoring child abuse — an exchange on Twitter that prompted a pair of freshmen centrists to confront him directly on the floor, with other lawmakers looking on in shock…

Reps. Max Rose (D-N.Y.), and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), both members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, confronted Pocan on the House floor over his tweet. According to sources familiar with the conversation, Rose used expletives, and Pocan said he did not apologize.

“I said, how come you can’t stay 24 hours to do your job?” Pocan said of his retort to Rose on the floor. “He said, ‘My mother thinks I’m a child abuser.’ I said, ‘I’ll tell your mother you’re not a child abuser.’”…

“Mark’s tweet just speaks to why everyone hates this place. He’s just trying to get retweets. That’s all he cares about,” Rose told POLITICO.

Here’s the tweet:

The argument continued on Twitter as well as on the floor of the House:

And on it went:

The Intercept’s Ryan Grim reported that someone (Pocan again?) told him the leader of the Problem Solvers might be primaried:

AOC’s Chief of Staff also lashed out at moderates in a tweet which he quickly deleted comparing them to racist Southern Democrats of the 1940s:

So you definitely get the impression the progressives are spitting mad about this and lashing out at their moderate colleagues. Finally, here’s CNN’s Manu Raju basically making the same case for 3 minutes, i.e. this is open warfare within the Democratic Party. All I can add is ‘Oh what a day, what a lovely day!’