"Every ethnic group in America has at one time in our history faced that kind of rhetoric, and the American people have always rejected that kind of rhetoric and we need to do it again."
"Nothing that I have seen, read, or heard has alleviated any of the skepticism that I had initially."
"They are secular, they are Democrats by political affiliation and by their nature they are leftist," Rep. Steve King told BuzzFeed News.
After the dismal 2014 elections, House Democrats are anxious, critical of the leadership, and wondering if it’s time for a message overhaul. Leadership has plans in the works.
House Democrats watched John Belushi's speech from Animal House to get pumped up for midterms on Thursday.
“2014 is not going to be a referendum on Syria. It is going to be a referendum on solutions,” Rep. Steve Israel said Tuesday.
Democratic Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel says the almost two dozen Republicans would be "out-of-step with major groups in their districts" if they don't support comprehensive immigration reform efforts.
Democratic recruits want to sit the midterms out and run in 2016 under Clinton's name instead. "Whoever has the job of recruiting for the DCCC after I leave will not have a difficult job," says Israel.
The man in charge getting Democrats elected to the House says voters want problem-solvers, not ideologues. "If you relitigate the ideology on the ACA, it's a losing strategy," says Israel.
"Kevin McCarthy has no credibility on that." Update: McCarthy responds
Freed of the burden of Obama's reelection and facing a hobbled GOP, Nancy Pelosi is drawing bright lines. A change from 2008 and 2010.
"You don't win by taking time off," Rep. Steve Israel warns.