During a meeting held by Democrats in the House desperate complaints and regrets for the seats lost during the election were heard.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) regretted pushing for the defunding of the police and embracing socialism, attributing the losses to these causes, according to the Daily Caller on Nov. 5.
“We lost races we shouldn’t have lost. Defund police almost cost me my race because of an attack ad. Don’t say socialism ever again,” Spanberger said as reporter Erica Werner tweeted, @ericawerner.
She added that her party should “to get back to basics,” and “If we run this race again we will get [expletive removed] torn apart again in 2022.”
Spanberger on the Dem caucus call: We lost races we shouldn’t have lost.
Defund police almost cost me my race bc of an attack ad.
Don’t say socialism ever again.
Need to get back to basics.
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) November 5, 2020
At the same meeting, the Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.), allegedly cried and said that people could not even pronounce her name, so she felt mistreated.
In contrast, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seems to have expressed her satisfaction with the retention of the majority over the phone, the Daily Caller reported.
A possible replacement for Pelosi is Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
According to The Hill, centrist Democrats are now talking about throwing their support behind a Pelosi challenger, with two prominent Democrats telling the media they are reaching out to their colleagues to support Jeffries to take Pelosi’s place.
One of the centrist Democrats said, “He’s the only one prepared and positioned” to become a spokesman, according to The Hill. and he added, “He bridges moderates and progressives better than anyone. And most importantly, he’s not Nancy Pelosi.”
Another senior Democratic aide was even more forceful. “Pelosi needed to hammer Trump but instead she chose to let him slide. Last night should have been a bloodbath for Republicans,” The Hill quoted.
Republican National Congressional Committee (NRCC) spokesman Michael McAdams said the House would be within his party’s means.