Former Rep. Harley Rouda slammed Trump supporters during a town hall event at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club calling them “morons.”
Fox News reports:
“The fact that 6 million more morons voted for this man is mind-boggling to me,” Rouda said, reflecting on why he believes he lost his House seat in 2020. “Thank goodness about 11 more million Americans voted for Joe Biden.”
“There were a lot of low-propensity, uninformed voters who came out and voted for Trump and the down the ticket. That impacted me,” he continued. “When you look at this district, it was 89% turnout. So 89% of the registered voters voted.”
During the town hall, Rouda expressed optimism that he can win back the House seat because Trump won’t be at the top of the ticket and claimed “Trumpicans” likely won’t flock to the polls. However, he did acknowledge it would be a “tough road ahead of us.”
“We’ve got a tough road ahead of us, she is the incumbent, but we have done this before, we know how to turn this seat from red to blue and we will do it again,” Rouda said. “It’s going to take all of us being fully engaged.”
Rouda is challenging Republican Rep. Michelle Steel to win back his old House seat.