June 15, 2015

California Democrats Abandon Ami Bera

California Democrats are abandoning their colleague Ami Bera in the middle of the Democrats’ “civil war” over trade. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka admitted labor unions are making an example of Ami Bera, saying, “Those that stand with corporate entitlements are members we’ll know.”

Even other Democrats are hesitant to defend Bera. Senator Dianne Feinstein “refuses to defend” Bera despite voting the same way as Bera. Representative Brad Sherman wouldn’t tell labor unions to lay off the attacks. He said, “Labor is labor, they have members, they have to do what they think is the best for him.”

Capital Public Radio reports that a primary challenge is “expected” and now Bera’s party is leaving him out on his own.