The clock is ticking on passage of the Democrats’ prized “Bernie special,” a $3.5 trillion (actually $5.5 trillion) socialist tax and spending spree. While there are many differences in opinions between the House and Senate on the matter, House Democrats are still not on the same page.
Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy once again made her feelings known as she stood up to her party’s leadership and the socialist Squad and outlined her plans to vote no on the reconciliation package: “…there are also spending and tax provisions that give me pause, and so I cannot vote for the bill at this early stage.” One Florida Democrat (Murphy) is willing to buck party leadership, the other (Demings) is not.
In Val Demings’ own words, the “best indicator of future performance is to look at past performance”. The only thing her silence is indicating is that she will never be an independent voice for the people of Florida.
Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Priscilla Ivasco: “While Stephanie Murphy continues to stand up to her party’s leadership in Washington, Val Demings is blindly following the lead of Nancy Pelosi, AOC and the Squad. The optics aren’t looking good for Demings, who is all in on the socialist tax and spending spree. Floridians don’t need another candidate looking for a promotion with nothing to show for it. She isn’t fighting for Floridians’ best interests. As a matter of fact, she’s not fighting at all.”