Democrats on Capitol Hill are becoming worried about Sen. Bernie Sanders' emergence as the party's front-runner for the presidential nomination because of fears over his far-left stance as a democratic socialist, Rep. Andy Biggs said Friday.
"You have these districts that were narrowly lost by President (Donald) Trump, or some of them narrowly lost by Republicans in Congress, and now you're going to put up a democratic socialist that will either suppress the vote or switch people to vote for Trump," the Arizona Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
Biggs' comments were in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Thursday she's not worried about Sanders as the party's nominee. He said he doesn't know that he believes her.
"When I talk to some of my Democrat friends who are in Congress...they will tell you that everybody they have up there is frightening to them because it is a group of people that are far left," said Biggs. "It just so happens that Bernie Sanders is the furthest left. But these other people, they are not centered."
He also said he hasn't seen any indication of "real heartburn" from Trump over the growing presence of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
"The problem for Mr. Bloomberg includes everything from the appearance that he is trying to buy the election to the appearance of their racist videos that surfaced," said Biggs. "He's got some real baggage that goes there, with the fact that also how New York performed under his leadership. He will get beat like a pinata as well."
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