House Democrat caught on video slamming her own constituents for supporting Trump: ‘Drank the Trump Kool-Aid’
Rep. Susan Wild (D-Penn.) has once again been caught disparaging constituents who support Donald Trump.
As a result of population shifts, Pennsylvania lost a congressional seat after the 2020 census and, therefore, had to draw the state’s congressional districts. Before the redraw, Wild’s district — Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District — was solidly Democratic. But the redraw added Carbon County to the district, which Trump won by overwhelming margins in the 2016 and 2020 elections.
Those Trump supporters, according to Wild, are guilty of drinking the “Trump Kool-Aid.”
At least, that’s what she said in a recent Zoom meeting that included Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.), Fox News reported.
“I acquired Carbon County as part of my district last year and Matt did not then represent it. Matt had actually represented Carbon County in the past, so it was very valuable for me in terms of talking to him,” she said. “After Trump came along, it went from a sort of working-class blue district to a – they drank the Trump Kool-Aid – and it really became a red county.
“So, I was dismayed when I got that as part of my district,” she admitted.
Susan Wild Comments On Carbon County Voterswww.youtube.com
This is the second time that Wild has openly disparaged her Trump-supporting constituents in Carbon County.
Several months before the 2022 midterm election, Wild complained how Carbon County had once been an “Obama county” but has since become a “Trump county.”
“I’m not quite sure what was in their heads because the people of Carbon County are exactly the kind of people who should not be voting for a Donald Trump, but I guess I might have to school them on that a little bit,” she said at the time.
Wild, however, is not offering an apology for her latest remarks. In a statement, she said:
It’s the honor of my lifetime to represent Carbon County in Congress and am grateful for the partnership I have with my constituents there. The first thing I did upon representing Carbon County was open an office in Lehighton so I could assist as many constituents as possible in dealing with federal agencies. I’ll continue to work tirelessly on their behalf.
In 2022, Wild won re-election by just 2% — or less than 6,000 votes — over her Republican challenger. With her district now a toss-up, according to the Cook Political Report, it may be in Wild’s best interest to stop insulting her constituents.
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