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 TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' 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."