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Impeachment Backlash: Nadler Faces Two Energized Primary Challengers for His Seat


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Surprise, surprise…

Trump was right… again!

Earlier this month, Trump predicted that House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler would be challenged (and end up losing) his seat as a result of his terrible handling of the impeachment push.

Now, it turns out there are TWO energized and feisty primary challengers hungry to take Nadler’s seat.

See Trump’s prediction below!

We are getting more details on the "young and feisty" primary challengers ready to take on Nadler.

Politico tells us more about the candidates hoping to replace Nadler:

Nadler will face a handful of opponents in the Democratic primary for his House seat — including Lindsey Boylan, a former New York state official, and Jonathan Herzog, a former staffer for presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

The long-serving congressman from Manhattan’s West Side is leader of the panel that approved two articles of impeachment in December, and he also served a House manager prosecuting the case against the president in the Senate trial. He is up for reelection in 2020, along with all other House members.

Schumer helped ensure his Democratic Caucus did not break ranks during the Senate impeachment proceedings, denying Trump a bipartisan acquittal by the chamber last week. He does not face reelection until 2022.

Lindsey Boylan, one of Nadler's challengers, is hopping on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon.

She is making a radical left-wing pitch to primary voters.

This is what her introduction to voters looked like:

The other challenger to Nadler is a former staffer on Andrew Yang's failed presidential cmapaign. 

Similar to Yang, Jonathan Herzog is pitching $1,000 a month universal basic income.

It appears that these young, radical liberals are trying to take the Democratic party even more to the left.

Yikes.

The Hill has more on Herzog:

A former staffer on Andrew Yang's presidential campaign announced Tuesday that he will challenge Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) in the Democratic primary next year, making him the latest candidate to take on the House Judiciary Committee chairman.

Jonathan Herzog, like his former boss, is running on a platform advocating for a $1,000 a month universal basic income (UBI), which he and Yang have both referred to as the "Freedom Dividend."

“My first priority will be to pass the Freedom Dividend,” Herzog said in a video Tuesday announcing his campaign launch.

He told The Hill in a Tuesday interview that he supports a UBI because of a need to “provide folks with a meaningful transition” because of automation's impact on jobs.

“The question was, how can we...as quickly as possible pass meaningful solutions to the fact that we’re facing the fourth industrial revolution and none of our leading elected officials are addressing that,” Herzog said.

He added that he's not running for the purpose of unseating Nadler, who he described as a "a patriot and a great public servant" but rather to advance UBI.

Herzog also endorsed "Medicare for All" and a $100 voucher that voters can donate to candidates in an effort to combat the influence of money in politics.

Herzog has been trying to raise his profile to defeat Nadler.

Below is an interview Herzog had with Cheddar TV.



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