The House Democrats’ campaign arm, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), accidentally released internal emails to reporters showing intraparty disagreements over how to handle talking about former President Donald Trump, as the party starts to ramp up campaigning for the midterm elections, according to reports.
In another part of the email, a different researcher for the DCCC reportedly tried to push back at the organization, calling the freshman Republican lawmaker “QAnon Congresswoman” in the release. The researcher said, “she hasn’t personally expressed support for QAnon,” to which the staffer then said, “‘divisive’ or ‘do-nothing.’”
The report then emphasized that the Rouda campaign staffer said Rouda himself had been the one to request that the campaign include the nickname for Steel. The National Journal reported the nickname impeachment line remained in the final draft reporters had been sent out on Thursday.