Moderate Democrats are airing their concerns about the open socialists in their party’s ranks, and fear that the socialist label being applied to the party will turn voters away and hand the majority of the House of Representatives back to the Republican Party.
“As we run up to this presidential election, we need to show that Democrats, as a whole, are not socialists,” Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) said. “We’re not pushing for impeachment without serious cause and serious evidence.”
The freshman congresswoman represents a purple district in California.
The recent barrage of media attention received by some of her fellow Democrats Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), has caused so-called moderates in the party to work with voters and donors to fight to keep the Democratic Party’s majority, according to Politico.
“You have these four members frankly that were elected from seats that are going to be Democratic no matter what and represent a very small fraction of the party as a whole,” Hill said. “And it’s like they’re the only ones that exist.”
Democrats’ hold on the House is tenuous as Republicans plan to target 13 seats held by Democrats in districts President Donald Trump won in 2016. If Republicans win those districts, they only need 5 more seats to take back the House.
“We all won in districts when we were accused of being somebody else, or something else,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D., Va.) said, referring to the GOP attaching 2018 Democratic candidates to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), who was then the minority leader.
Rep. Harley Rouda (D., Calif.) echoed her calls to separate moderate Democrats from others in the party.
“I’d like to think that the Republican Party is not run by a bunch of folks that subscribe to be nationalists, like Steve King does,” Rouda told Politico. “So while Steve King’s views don’t represent the entire Republican Party, those on the far left of the Democratic Party do not represent the mainstream caucus.”
Republicans are likely to tie Democratic candidates in vulnerable districts to Ocasio-Cortez and Omar, as well as to Pelosi.
These new progressive freshmen, mired in controversies like Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal which was estimated to cost $94 trillion, and her proposed 70 percent tax rate, along with the non-stop anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar, and the filthy mouth of Rashida Tlaib who is not listening to Speaker Pelosi when it comes to ramping down the rhetoric of impeaching the president, do not seem to be slowing down with their troublemaker mentality, going after the old guard Democrats – and the old guard is starting to speak up. There will soon be an open war between the crazies and the really crazy crazies of the Democrat Party, and it will be a delicious delight to watch it all implode.
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