The Democratic party has changed since President Trump reached the Oval Office.
The former gatekeepers have been overrun.
The Democrats are beginning to come to terms with what their newly constituted party. They got a big dose of it this past week in the House, as they wrestled with how to respond to controversial comments by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) about supporters of Israel that drew widespread criticism as being anti-Semitic.
As they were preparing to send a resolution to the floor condemning anti-Semitism, in a rebuke of Omar, House Democratic leaders felt a revolt well up from beneath them. Allies of Omar pushed back. The resolution was altered to condemn all forms of hate.
Does the grassroot have electoral magic - or will they tear down the party enough for Trump to cruise to reelection?