House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that some Democrats might be considering changing parties during an interview about West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
McCarthy shared the surprising remarks on Fox News’ “Fox News Primetime” with Brian Kilmeade.
“[R]emember, we had an individual re-register from Democrat to Republican, and I think there are a few other Democrats out there that are thinking about it,” McCarthy said, referring to New Jersey Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew.
“McCarthy: ‘I Think There Are a Few Other Democrats’ Thinking About Changing Parties” Monday on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” host Brian Kilmeade asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to speculate about the possibility of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WN) swapping parties wi…
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McCarthy also explained why some Democrats are considering a departure.
“The Democrat Party is no longer the Democrat Party of old. This is a socialist Democrat Party. Bernie Sanders says it, AOC and others. And that is out of step with the mainstream of America,” the congressman noted.
“That is their problem — they are letting that wing of the socialist wing of the party dictate their policy, dictate the intimidation. Lucky for us, Joe Manchin stood up to it,” McCarthy added.
A Democrat senator or congressman switching to Republican would be a huge loss for the left, but that may become reality with the continued radical push under President Joe Biden.