By Jenn Budd for Crooks & Liars

When the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), stated last week that the party would support Democratic candidates who are anti-choice in order to try and win traditionally conservative districts, he demonstrated once again how the party continues to ignore its base. This policy is no different than what other past and current Democratic Party leaders have echoed for years, and that is the problem.

Women took to Twitter en masse to proclaim that anything less than full support of women’s rights and healthcare would be met with fierce opposition. None was louder than the newly formed American Women’s Party (AWP) who immediately stood their ground with a volley of tweet threads on why the Democrats would rue the day they turned their back on their base.

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