Ohio rep promises 'Youngstown street fight' if Trump betrays working people

Ohio rep promises 'Youngstown street fight' if Trump betrays working people
© Greg Nash

The northeast Ohio congressman looking to unseat Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from her leadership position is promising a "Youngstown street fight" at the Capitol if President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE betrays working people in favor of the rich. 

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Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Sunday said Democrats will try to work with the incoming president but will push back if he doesn't keep his promises to the middle class. 

"If he tries to defund Planned Parenthood, if he tries to kick people off their health insurance, if he tries to privatize Medicare and cut taxes for the wealthy, we are going to have a 'Youngstown street fight' in the Capitol," Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

He added that Trump's infrastructure proposals look like "a bunch of smoke and mirrors and corporate giveaways." 

Ryan, whose district stretches from Youngstown, Ohio to Akron, is running against Pelosi to become the Democratic leader in the House, saying the party needs to go in a new direction. 

"I know in my heart we cannot win the House back under current leadership," he said. 

"We've got to move in another direction."