House Democrats: GOP's 'conspiracy promoting, scandal prone, anti-democracy candidates' face uphill battle | TheHill – The Hill
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) slammed House GOP candidates in a memo on Monday, arguing that they face an uphill battle due to their “reckless agenda and sinister political playbook.”
“Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy says he called Gosar before anime tweet video taken down: report Trump dismisses report McConnell tried to disinvite him from Biden inauguration Trump criticizes McCarthy for treatment of Greene in new book MORE has turned over control of the entire caucus to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse Freedom Caucus elects Rep. Scott Perry as new chairman Meadows ‘between a rock and a hard space’ with Trump, Jan. 6 panel On The Money — Biden caps off infrastructure week MORE,” the memo, which was first obtained by Politico, reads, referring to the House minority leader, a California Republican.
“McCarthy’s cowardly abdication leaves House Republicans with a toxic agenda and a field of conspiracy promoting, scandal prone, anti-democracy candidates that face an uphill battle convincing battleground voters to support them,” it continued.
The DCCC memo also touted President BidenJoe BidenBiden restates commitment to ‘one China’ policy on Taiwan in call with Xi Biden raises human rights with China’s Xi during four hour meeting Biden, Xi hold ‘candid’ discussion amid high tensions MORE‘s recently passed bipartisan infrastructure package along with his “Build Back Better” spending bill, which is still being debated. The group also praised Democrats’ vaccination efforts, getting more than 400 million shots in arms and 5 million workers back to work.
The memo comes as a number of polls show that Democrats appear to face an uphill climb in protecting their majority in the lower chamber.
An ABC News/Washington Post survey released on Sunday found Republicans leading Democrats by 51 percent to 41 percent on the generic congressional ballot, marking the GOP’s largest lead in 40 years. On top of that, the poll found that Biden’s approval rating was at a record low of 41 percent.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) hit back at the DCCC in a statement to The Hill on Monday.
“The DCCC releasing a one-year out memo a week late embodies their incompetence,” said NRCC spokesperson Mike Berg. “They have no coherent strategy or message, and their memo isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”
However, Democrats argue that it is too early to start reading the tea leaves ahead of the 2022 midterms. The party argues that the infrastructure bill, which Biden will sign on Monday, and the Build Back Better plan will help relieve the country’s economic woes in the next year.
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