Conservative writer calls Democratic Party an 'evil institution'

Conservative writer Matt Walsh slammed the Democratic Party in an interview that aired Tuesday on "Rising," referring to it as an "evil institution" ahead of the 2020 presidential election. 

"I think really at this point, the Democrat Party is really an abjectly evil institution," Walsh, a columnist at the Daily Wire, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference when asked about how he viewed the 2020 presidential campaign. 

"Not only are they coming out in favor of infanticide, but they're full-on socialists now," he continued. "We know that socialism killed 100 million people through the 20th century." 

Republicans have slammed Democratic-led legislation in states such as Virginia that would make it easier for women to obtain third-trimester abortions if their health was threatened by the pregnancy. 

Various Republicans have equated the legislation to infanticide. 

The issue could play a central role in Republican messaging in 2020. 

"On one side, you have this really evil institution that stands for evil things, and on the other side you have, I'm not going to say, moral heroes by any stretch, but you have at least not that," Walsh said. 

"I don't think as a decent person you can support the Democrat Party anymore, so we have to do what we can to keep them out of power," he said. 

— Julia Manchester