Democrats launch task force to handle second Trump administration

Members of this group would include Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif. 

Published: June 11, 2024 1:45pm

A group of House Democrats are launching a task force to respond to the prospective return of former President Donald Trump to the White House.

Among the groups members are Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Politico reported. The task force will largely include advocacy groups and other House Democrats.

Motivating its formation is Project 2025, a project from the Heritage Foundation outlining an agenda for the next Republican White House.

“This stuff is going to be coming at us at lightspeed," Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., said, according to Politico. "And if we are on our heels and reacting to it, we could lose our democracy. So we're going to need to be ready to confront it in real time. And those plans need to begin now."

While Huffman said he still thinks President Joe Biden can win, he expressed the belief that Democrats still ought to have a plan in place for a Trump victory.

“If Trump wins, they're telling us more clearly than anything we've ever seen what they're going to do. We just need to understand it and take it seriously,” he said.

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