House Democrats feud about failing strategy and weep about tweets in wild conference call leaked on Twitter
HOUSE Democrats were heard feuding about a failing strategy and crying about tweets in a wild conference call that was leaked on Twitter.
The call came on Thursday, just two days after the US Elections as party representatives all dialed in to talk after losing a number of seats.
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On the call, moderate Democrats hit at Liberal reps as they blamed them for pushing an agenda that they claim cost them seats, The Hill reported.
Democrats in the 2020 election kept a majority in the House – but lost several seats.
As of Friday afternoon, Democrats held 208 seats, compared to Republicans' 196.
Dems are facing five seats lost, while the GOP gained six.
Ultimately, NBC projectes that Dems will hold 226 seats compared to Republicans' 209.
Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger hit at Democrats' campaign strategy as a "failure," Politico reported.
She spoke about them pushing for police funding to be redirected to other areas.
Many demonstrators and lawmakers – including Spanberger – voted for police budgets to be re-allocated after the death of George Floyd and a surge of energy in the Black Lives Matter movement.
"No one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again,” Spanberger said, as reported by Politico.
“Nobody should be talking about socialism."
The Virginia rep was one of several Democrats that was hit by attack ads over police reform bills.
Spanberger warned that if Democrats make the same moves, it will cost them in the 2022 elections.
"We will get f**king torn apart," she said, according to Politico.
Speaker of the House and California Rep Nancy Pelosi disagreed with Spanberger, however, The Hill reported.
"We won the House," Pelosi said.
She also said Democrats won the presidency, Washington Post reporter Erica Werner said on Twitter.
Werner tweeted that Florida Rep Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who lost her, race was crying on the call.
Mucarsel-Powell said people could not pronounce her name correctly, and were negative on Twitter, The Post reported.
As details of the call were leaked online, several reps called for it to stop.
"Some of my colleagues are literally live-leaking our internal Dem Caucus call right now to CNN, The Hill, NBC, Politico, etc." California Rep Jared Huffman tweeted.
"I've gotten texts from 3 different reporters asking me to live-leak juicy details to them. No. We (Dems and the media) need to stop this nonsense," he added.
New York Rep Hakeem Jeffries came on the call to tell his colleagues to stop leaking details – and said "that reporters aren’t your friends," The Post reported.
Washington state Rep Pramila Jayapal told Jeffries to find the people sharing details of the call, according to The Post.
As some of the moderate candidates hit out at liberals, some defended their colleagues.
Two people who dialed in to the call told Politico that Jayapal said that Democrats voters are motivated by what is important to them.
She encouraged others to keep fighting for issues that matter, according to the outlet.
“If we don't keep these folks engaged … we will lose again in 2024, and we may lose again in the next midterm,” she reportedly said.
Michigan Rep Rashida Tlaib also defended herself and colleagues, and said Democrats shouldn't “blame myself and others” for fighting for things that matter to people in their Congressional districts, Politico reported.
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