Democrat Lipinski Fears His Party Becoming 'Tea Party Of The Left'

Craig Dellimore
February 14, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Congressman Daniel Lipinski 2007

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Facing a tough primary fight, U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski says he’s concerned about some trends in the Democratic Party.

The 3rd District Congressman represents Chicago’s Southwest Side and some south and southwest suburbs. He’s anti-abortion and conservative on economic issues, and worries that the Democratic Party is veering far to the left.

“I’m afraid the Democratic Party is going off the, going off into a Tea Party of the left,” he said.

He said his party needs is a "big tent" approach. He said he worries that the National Democratic Convention will be contentious.

Lipinski faces Progressive Democrats Marie Newman and Rush Darwish, plus another candidate, Charles Hughes.

Dan Lipinski On At Issue

Lipinski declined to say who he might support for president right now, among the Democratic contender.

Lipinski is the guest on “At Issue,” which airs 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.