VIDEO: Ruben Gallego: Democrats will ‘kick the shit out of the Republicans’

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.”

(You can watch the speech here.)

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.

He called President Donald Trump “a psychopath” earlier this year and recently suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should investigate the president because of his tweets.

Gallego announced last week that he is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2020.



Ruben Gallego: Mueller should investigate Trump for tweeting

PHOENIX — Congressman Ruben Gallego said Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should investigate President Donald Trump for tweeting.

Gallego, who represents Arizona’s seventh congressional district, appeared on CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Biltzer” Thursday afternoon to talk about the special counsel’s ongoing investigation. Blitzer said that Mueller is “taking a very close look at the president’s tweets to see if they amount to witness intimidation, obstruction of justice.”

Asked if the Twitter feed rises to that level, Gallego responded in the affirmative and claimed that the public sees his tweets as “a form of intimidation.”

(You can watch the exchange here.)

“Certainly,” the Democrat said. “Look, if this had been the president writing letters or letters to the editor and publishing it in the New York Post or New York Times, Washington Post — I think a lot of people would have actually said, ‘Yes, this is a form of intimidation, a form of obstruction of justice.’”

“That is a worthwhile reason why Mueller should be investigating,” he continued.

Gallego came under fire in February when — for the second time in one year — he called President Trump “a psychopath” and ominously warned that “America will regret the day you were ever born.”


Ruben Gallego calls President Trump “a psychopath” (again)

PHOENIX — And they said President Donald Trump was fiery on Twitter.

U.S. Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) took to social media late Saturday night and slammed President Trump as a “psychopath” for his response to this week’s shooting in Florida.

“You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you,” Gallego wrote.

The Democrat, who represents Arizona’s seventh congressional district, added that “America will regret the day you were ever born.”

This wasn’t the first time Gallego called the president a psychopath — and, considering the attention he has received for doing so, probably won’t be the last.

After a producer from MSNBC claimed in August 2017 that President Trump receives a daily media-clip folder containing positive coverage of himself, Gallego responded: “So I would have my staff do this, but I am not a psychopath.”

Gallego previously served as a state representative for Arizona’s 16th legislative district from 2011 to 2014. He became a member of Congress in 2015.