Democratic congressional nominee Ayanna Pressley took a shot at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in her victory speech on Tuesday night.
Moments after her rival — 10-term Rep. Michael CapuanoMichael (Mike) Everett CapuanoInside the progressive hunt for vulnerable House Democrats Progressive mayor launches primary challenge to top Ways and Means Democrat Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm MORE (D-Mass.) — conceded the primary race in his Boston-area district, Pressley told supporters that the president is a “racist” and “empathy-bankrupt” individual.
“While our president is a racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man, the conditions which have made [the 7th District] one of most unequal in America was cemented through policy long before he ever descended the escalator in Trump Tower,” the Boston City councilor said.
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Pressley’s upset Tuesday night marked the latest victory for progressives against Democratic establishment candidates.
She received a number of high-profile endorsements, including from the Boston Globe and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist who enjoyed a similar victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley in her New York Democratic primary earlier this year.
“It seems like change is on the way,” Pressley said to cheers during her speech.
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If elected in November, she will be the first black woman to represent the state in Congress. There are no Republicans running for the seat.