- Divisions between progressive and moderate Democrats have boiled over following unexpected House losses and President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the presidential race. The public fight over congressional losses is just the first of what will likely be several flash points for Democrats in the coming months.
- “We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again … We lost good members because of that,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a Virginia Democrat who prevailed in a tough reelection race, said on the call. “If we are classifying Tuesday as a success … we will get f—ing torn apart in 2022.”
- Democratic operatives across the ideological spectrum told Business Insider that the truce progressives reached with more moderate Democrats to unify behind Biden’s candidacy is over.
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