Retiring house Democrat (she’s only 43) shreds her own party – says they are to blame for their own party dysfunction

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On Friday, March 18th, retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) unloaded on President Joe Biden and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), pointing fingers and blaming them for steering the entire Democrat Party into oblivion come the November 2022 midterms.

She told Politico Playbook that the Democrat leadership would beat her and other moderate Democrats “into submission” for the purpose of pushing a radical agenda item that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proposed. Murphy said in a statement:

“I can’t tell you the number of times I said, ‘You can’t keep promising rainbows and unicorns when your political reality is such narrow margins in the House and a dead-even Senate.”

She added

“They took the difference between the rainbows and unicorns and political reality, which is anger and disappointment, and turned that anger and disappointment against their own members.”

She said that “hardball tactics” are consistently used by Democrats to push members to “take one [vote] for the term” in order to satisfy the Democrat leadership, such as Biden’s lieutenants at the DCCC. Murphy explained in a statement:

“Some of these members who would come to me would say … ‘I can’t afford to tick off the DCCC and have them put my money at risk,’ or, ‘I can’t afford to have my base attacking me. I can’t afford to have the millions of dollars of ads that I’m watching run in your district run against me.’ It’s unfortunate that that’s where we have gotten.”


Murphy then slammed Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), the DCCC chief, as having a “self-interest” in pushing members to vote for radical policies if it means a promotion for himself from party leaders in the future. She added:

“I believe that the DCCC exists for one reason and one reason alone, and that is incumbent protection and expanding the majority. I don’t believe that the person who runs the DCCC should be a member who’s elected because inevitably that member … has further aspirations in the Democratic leadership.”

She added:

“And in order to ascend in Democratic leadership, you have to secure the progressive vote. And securing the progressive vote makes it difficult for you to also then protect moderates and create space for them to do what they need to do to win and hold seats … I think that’s just … a structure that is misaligned to what should be the sole purpose of the DCCC, incumbent retention and expanding the majority.”

Even though Murphy had a lot to say, not everyone seems to agree with her, including Congressional candidate and state representative Anthony Sabatini (R-FL), who is running in the district from which Murphy is retiring.

Sabatini told Breitbart News that Murphy is just whining about party politics because the Democrat Party lost control of Florida. In fact, for the first time in history, voter registration has reportedly tipped Republican.

Sabatini noted that Murphy voted often with Pelosi and suggested that she has no right to complain about the radical Democrat Party. He said:

“Despite her rhetoric, Stephanie Murphy went very left-wing and voted with Nancy Pelosi 98 percent of the time, and voted against the entire MAGA agenda.”

He added:

“The truth is, the radical communist Democrat party has gone so far left that even hardened liberals like Murphy aren’t extreme enough to gain leadership positions.”

According to polling, Republicans are heading into the midterms leading Democrats on the nation’s top issues. Among the top issues that favor Republicans are the economy (49-35 percent), jobs (46-37 percent), immigration (45-38 percent), and energy (42-39 percent).

 

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