PHOENIX — Congressman Ruben Gallego called Republicans “cowards” over the weekend and said that he’s looking forward “kicking the shit out of” them in November.
Gallego, a Democrat, represents the state’s seventh congressional district.
He spoke at a get-out-the-vote event Saturday evening hosted by Maricopa County Democratic Party. At the event, in a video captured by an Arizona Republic reporter, the congressman predicted that his party will win the mid-term elections in a blue wave.
“We are less than 60 days from totally kicking the shit out of the Republicans …” Gallego said, the latter portion of his remark being drowned out by applause from Democrats. “And I’m not just talking in the blue districts … We are going to win and turn this state blue.”
The congressman added that he believes Republicans are “cowards.”
“Every day we are out there, we have to fight,” Gallego continued. “We have to fight ‘cause Republicans are cowards and they’re gonna continue to be cowards.”
The Democrat has gained a reputation for using fiery, combative rhetoric to excite his party’s base.
Gallego announced last week that he is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2020.