Washington, DC – With the news that far-left progressive California state Senate president Kevin de León will challenge establishment Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein in a primary, the NRCC released the following statement calling on House challengers to pick sides:
“Democratic civil war is now out in the open in California, and every single Democratic House candidate in the state must pick a side. There is no middle ground: these candidates either support Kevin de León and his radical agenda including single-payer and massive gas tax hikes, or they support Dianne Feinstein and all of her Schumer-Pelosi baggage.” -NRCC Spokesman Jack Pandol
The Democratic Party in California has been at war with itself since last year’s election. The state Democratic Party held a contentious Chairman’s race that divided the state’s establishment and progressive Democrats and had to be resolved through lawsuits. Additionally, after Democratic House Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved de León’s astronomically expensive single-payer proposal, progressives turned on Rendon, labeling him a traitor to the progressive cause.
Many Democratic House candidates have already adopted planks of de León’s platform, with nearly every single Democratic House candidate in Southern California already endorsing single-payer healthcare, championed by de León in the state legislature, outright.