Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi has been at war with her own party for the better part of a year.

And the feud between her and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got turned up to 11 with this latest bombshell that Pelosi just dropped this week.

What she said could leave the Democratic Party divided heading into the most important election of the century.

When Nancy Pelosi stormed back into power as Speaker of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the year, she had a lot to be optimistic about.

But over the past eight months, Pelosi has been locked in a bitter war with some of the most left-wing members of her own party who continue to demand that she bring forth impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Pelosi, who would love nothing more than to see Trump removed from office, rightly fears that starting the impeachment process against the President could result in a horrific backlash for Democrats at the polls in 2020.

Pelosi knows that the American people don’t support impeaching Trump.

She also knows that her party will be throwing away any chance they have of defeating him and taking control of both chambers of Congress if they push the issue.

But the most radical elements of her caucus in Washington don’t seem to care.

And they were left outraged when Pelosi said one thing about the prospect of impeaching the President.

The AP reports, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn’t ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi told House Democrats on a conference call Friday, ‘The public isn’t there on impeachment.’”

For those who have been pushing for impeaching the President for the better part of a year, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, those words stung like nothing before.

To hear their own party leader state that she isn’t onboard with the idea of impeaching the President because she didn’t think the public is “there” yet on the issue serves as a massive betrayal.

This comes after a majority of House Democrats have since come out in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump.

“More than half the House Democrats support opening an impeachment inquiry. But Pelosi said the House must weigh its ‘responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution’ with the need to be ‘unifying and not dividing,’” adds the AP.

For Pelosi’s part, she is navigating a very tight space as the Democratic Speaker is caught between a rock and a hard place.

She knows that her own party is demanding that she impeach the President, but she also knows that if she follows through with it, not only would Democrats come up short in the Senate when it came to the number of votes they’d need to remove Trump, but it would hurt Democrats in the 2020 elections.

It’s a risk that Pelosi just isn’t ready to take at the moment.

But it could end up costing Pelosi her entire political career.

We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.