Spanberger on the Dem caucus call: We lost races we shouldn’t have lost.
Defund police almost cost me my race bc of an attack ad.
Don’t say socialism ever again.
Need to get back to basics.
(Is yelling.)
If we run this race again we will get fucking torn apart again in 2022, Spanberger says
Pelosi comes back on and says she disagrees, they won the House and presidency
We have a mandate! Pelosi says before getting off the call
Also earlier in the call Debbie Mucarsel-Powell who lost her race was crying , and mentioned how people can’t pronounce her name, and said stop being negative on Twitter
Jeffries comes back on to tell people to stop leaking and that reporters aren’t your friends! 😢
Jayapal is telling Jeffries to find the leakers! 🤐
It just keeps going as Pascrell now calling out Schumer.
Pelosi’s done an amazing job ... but where’s Schumer in all of this? Says Pelosi has one hand tied behind her back
Rashida Tlaib saying before we make painful statements we need to wait and see how the numbers come down, feels like I’m being asked to be quiet and we need to appeal to certain people, and that’s not right
Tlaib: They called Obama worse, they called him a Muslim, a socialist, you can blame these words but if it wasn’t on BLM would’ve been something else
The end is in sight for this Dem caucus call that started more than two hours ago. Jeffries said 7-8 mbrs in queue and then will wrap up.
Anyways I have to go help with kids zoom piano lessons so leaving it here
One more random detail is that Earl Blumenauer said marijuana was the big winner of the election citing successful ballot initiatives in various places

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"We need another rescue package. ....
I think we need to do it and I think we need to do it *BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR* .. that's Job One."
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Wolf says he's also spoken with Andrew Yang who says take the deal.
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Trump: “Go big or go home!!!”
McConnell talking now in Ky. Says new bill will be roughly $500b in targeted relief.
(The one he put on floor last month was $650b - but only $300b was new spending)
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McGrath accuses McConnell of "absolute dereliction of duty" in failing to pass new bill … "Instead of doing that he is trying to ram through a Supreme Court nominee.”
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