The “socialist wing” is the “new power of the Democratic Party,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during a recent appearance on Axios on HBO.
McCarthy discussed the radical left’s impact on the Democrat Party in the wake of their losses in the U.S. House of Representatives, identifying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “socialist wing” as the “new power” of the party.
“So, you, this cycle, raised more money than any House Republican ever. What did you learn and how did you pull this off?” Axios’s Mike Allen asked.
“The best way to raise money is just let Nancy Pelosi and AOC talk,” McCarthy responded, prompting a follow-up from Allen, who asked why people “respond so vociferously” to the New York lawmaker.
“Well, she runs the floor,” McCarthy began.
“That wing of the party, the socialist wing of the party, they are the new power of the Democratic party” more so than