Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) said most people aren’t “telling me they want socialism” in an interview Wednesday on CNN.
CNN host Poppy Harlow recounted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R., Calif.) reference to both the four congresswomen recently targeted by President Donald Trump and the entire Democratic Party as “this new Democrat socialist majority.”
“I wonder if you think it is catchy and if you think it is dangerous to your party’s chances in 2020,” Harlow said.
“No, it’s not,” Swalwell said. “I understand though why if you’re working really hard and you’re just living paycheck to paycheck, or you have student loan debt and you’re not able to buy a house, you may be asking for something other than the capitalist system that we have today. But most people aren’t telling me they want socialism. They’re saying they just want to see their hard work add up.” more here