WFB: Centrist Democrats are concerned the socialist label being applied to the party will turn away voters and place the House of Representatives back in the hands of the Republican Party.
“As we run up to this presidential [election], we need to show that Democrats, as a whole, are not socialists,” Democratic Rep. Katie Hill said. “We’re not pushing for impeachment without serious cause and serious evidence.”
The freshman congresswoman represents a purple district in California.
The media attention secured by some of her fellow freshman Democrats—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.)—has prompted moderates to work with voters and donors to try to preserve the Democrats’ House majority, Politico reports.
“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.” MORE