Top Democrat: Bernie as Nominee Will be “Extra Burden” on Democrats in Winning the House in 2020 (VIDEO)
Democrat party leaders are panicked as avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders takes control of the party.
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that having Bernie as a nominee will be an “extra burden” on Democrats in keeping control of the US House in 2020.
Via Trending Politics:
While speaking with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said having Sanders at the top of the 2020 ticket would make it extremely difficult for the Democrats to keep their majority in the House.
“As far as Bernie Sanders goes, he built out that coalition in the state of Nevada, a broader coalition than he had in New Hampshire and in Iowa, but you’re already starting to see these attacks for his background as a democratic socialist,” Stephanopoulos said. “How deep will that cut in South Carolina and, if he’s the nominee, do you think it could put the House majority in danger?”
“I do think it’ll be an extra burden for us to have to carry,” Clyburn explained. “This is South Carolina and South Carolinians are pretty leery about that title ‘socialist,’ and so I think that would be a real burden for us in these states or congressional districts that we have to do well in.”
The House Majority Whip reminded Stephanopoulos that the districts Democrats won in the 2018 midterm elections were moderate and conservative, not “liberal or progressive.”
“A lot of people think so,” Rep. Jim Clyburn tells @GStephanopoulos when asked if Sanders being the nominee could put the House majority in danger.
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