Virginia Dem Rep. reportedly yelled and cursed at Caucus members
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.