Nevada Rep. Titus says she 'totally got f---ed' by fellow Dems in redistricting
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A NevadaDemocratic congresswoman said she "totally got f---ed" by her fellow party members in the Silver State’sredistricting.
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., made the comment while speaking at an AFL-CIO town hall meeting on Wednesday, noting her frustration with Democratic Gov. Steve Sisilak and the blue Nevada legislature.
The Democrats in the Silver State had drawn the new congressional map to strengthen two swing seats – while siphoning away Democratic voters from the district where Titus is running for reelection.
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U.S. Rep. Dina Titus expressed her frustration with her party's redistricting efforts in vulgar terms. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
"I totally got f---ed by the legislature on my district," she said. "I’m sorry to say it like that, but I don’t know any other way to say it."
Titus also attacked Republicans as "using gerrymandering to cut out Democratic seats" and saying that the GOP "didn’t have to in this state."
"We did it to ourselves," Titus said, jabbing again at the Nevada Democrats.
Rep. Dina Titus does a TV interview outside the U.S. Capitol in 2020. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Titus noted that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) was "stunned" by the new mapand that they "couldn’t believe a Democratic Legislature and governor would do this to themselves."
"They could have created two safe seats for themselves and one swing," Titus continued. "That would have been smart. [Rep. Steven Horsford] and mine and then a swing. No no, we have to have three that are very likely going down."
The Nevada Democrat noted that the new map established "three, competitive, risky districts" and that the redrawing of her district "would have been worth it" if two safe districts had come out of it.
Reps. Dina Titus and Susie Lee listen as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the media at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Oct. 18, 2021, in Boulder City, Nevada. (Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images)
Titus also said the Nevada Democrat leadership shut her out of redistricting talks, with the congresswoman saying she "tried to be part of the process when they were doing it, but they just didn’t want to hear it."
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"The consultants had a plan, and that was the plan they were going to go forward with," she added.
The Nevada Democrat drama comes as Republicans are poised to make massive gains in the 2022 congressional midterm election cycle.