Erica Werner of The Washington Post said that during the call Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger yelled, “We lost races we shouldn’t have lost. Defund police almost cost me my race bc of an attack ad. Don’t say socialism ever again. Need to get back to basics. If we run this race again we will get f****** torn apart again in 20222.”
Rep. Spanberger’s office didn’t return this reporter’s call or respond to an email request for comment.
In her Twitter thread describing the call, Werner added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, disagreed with Rep. Spanberger’s assessment, reportedly saying “We have a mandate!”
According to Werner, Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was crying on the call over people mispronouncing her name. And, later Rep. Hakeem Jeffries reportedly urged members “to stop leaking and that reporters aren’t your friends!”
According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, Democrats failed to flip House seats and appear to have lost seats that the party flipped in 2018.
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Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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