Democrats in the House of Representatives reportedly voiced their concerns about the future of the party with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as they lost a number of seats they were hoping to win Tuesday night.
In a Thursday caucus call, several Democrats reportedly shared their concerns about the election results in the House, as Democrats did not expand their majority, losing many seats polls showed Democrats winning. Virginia Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger was reportedly the most vocal, saying Democrats should never say the word socialism again and that she almost lost her race because of the Defund the police movement.
“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 reportedly said. Adding that the party needs “to get back to basics.” Spanberger then reportedly said that “if we run this race again we will get fucking torn apart again in 2022.”