With the upcoming elections less than a week away, the Democrats are hoping for a clean sweep. They are hoping that they’ll maintain their control over the House of Representatives and gain control of the Senate and the White House. 

But even if the Democratic party controls all three institutions, there is already a fight brewing. Not a fight between the parties — that has already been consuming Washington for several years — but within the Democratic Party itself.

Emboldened progressives, already sensing a clean sweep on November 3, are calling for huge cuts in defense spending and funneling the cash to domestic spending. 

Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said recently that “meaningful budget cuts in Pentagon spending” will be “a top priority” for the group next year. Her comments were echoed by other progressive Democrats.