In an embarrassing, expletive-laced outburst, Democrat Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada blasted her state’s legislature for redrawing congressional district boundary lines in such a way as to make her defeat in the 2022 midterm election far more likely, according to NBC News.
As the Nevada Current was first to report, Titus’ rant came during an online town hall meeting with the AFL-CIO in which she was slated to discuss President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill that remains stalled in Congress.
The congresswoman lamented what she views as unnecessary redistricting decisions by the Democrat-held state legislature that put her seat and that of fellow Democrat Rep. Steven Horsford in electoral jeopardy come November.
“I totally got f***ed by the legislature on my district,” Titus huffed, adding, “I’m sorry to say it like that, but I don’t know any other way to say it,” as the Daily Caller noted.
Specifically, Titus was upset that the state lawmakers did not draw boundaries that kept hers and Horsford’s seats safe, but left Democrat Rep. Susie Lee’s seat in a swing district that could potentially be won by a Republican.
“They could have created two safe seats for themselves and one swing. That would have been smart. Steven and mine and then a swing. No no, we have to have three that are very likely going down,” Titus warned.
The congresswoman did not exude optimism when it comes to her party’s electoral prospects in the near future, saying that in 2022, “Republicans are going to turn out, and they are excited. Democrats are kind of ‘meh, I have to pay more gas prices.’ Hispanics aren’t going to want to turn out if we don’t get something for immigration.”
Indeed, the Democrats’ ability to succeed in Nevada is often determined on the level of support secured from Latino voters, which have leaned significantly rightward in recent contests, with former President Donald Trump winning a greater percentage of votes from that demographic in 2020 than he did in 2016, as the Daily Caller further noted.
Though her presentation of the facts was perhaps a bit artful and profane, it is difficult to argue with Titus’ broader assessment of the bleak political landscape for Democrats heading towards the midterms, which, in itself, offers real cause for excitement among conservatives in Nevada and beyond.