Cuellar Assess Loss of Congressional Seats, Says Far-Left Message Failed

Cuellar Assess Loss of Congressional Seats, Says Far-Left Message Failed

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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November 9, 2020

Across the United States, political pundits and strategists largely hypothesized that a “blue wave” would cause a lot of congressional seats to turn blue in response to President Trump’s (R) first term in office. However, although the results of the presidential election are still being contested despite news sources projecting Vice President Joe Biden (D) as the winner, the results for the congressional races have all been tallied and Democrats lost a number of seats in perceived upsets.

In response, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) slammed moderate Democrats for allowing “Republican narratives to tear us apart.”

In question is the argument from Republicans that Democrats have shifter farther to the left, which has caused them to support such measures as defunding the police and socialist policies.”

However, the now sophomore Congresswoman argued that this was a lie because “not a single member of Congress that I’m aware of campaigned on socialism or defunding the police in this general election.”

Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), who endorsed Vice President Joe Biden, chimed in on the conversation, discussing that “The Democrats have to make it clear to the far-left that they almost cost him [Joe Biden] this election. That people in this country are basically center-right, center-left. They’re not far left, and they’re also not far-right.”

Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar (D), in a recent FOX News interview, also provided a post-election analysis, and he seemed to agree with the Ohio Governor’s words, expressing that the far-left messaging “didn’t play well” in his district.

"There are gonna be different voices inside the Democratic Party," Cuellar expressed, noting that he's a "center-left Democrat." He then went on to assert that "America is not far left. America is not far right. It's either center-left or center-right, and that's where it's been, and that's where it's gonna be."

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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