By Jacqueline Luqman
JACQUELINE LUQMAN Hi. I’m Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network. In March, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, otherwise known as the DCCC, announced that it would blacklist any consulting firms that support progressive candidates who are running against incumbent House Democrats. Basically, cutting them off from funding. But the policy has been met with widespread scorn and it might actually be starting to backfire for the DCCC. Here to discuss this issue with me are Ryan Grimm. Ryan is a Washington bureau chief for The Intercept. He’s the author of the forthcoming book We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to @AOC, the End of Big Money, and the Rise of a Movement. Hey, Ryan.
RYAN GRIMM Hey. How you doing?
JACQUELINE LUQMAN And I’m joined by Eugene Puryear. Eugene is a journalist, author, and activist. He is also co-founder of Stop Police Terror Project-DC and a member of DC’s Movement for Black Lives Steering Committee. Hey, Eugene.
EUGENE PURYEAR Hey. Thank you so much for having me.
JACQUELINE LUQMAN Thank you both for joining me today. Alright. This all got started with a policy the DCCC enacted under Cheri Bustos, who is the new chairperson…