Ex-NFL player running for House as Republican blasts Democrats as 'narcissists and sociopaths'

Ex-NFL player running for House as Republican blasts Democrats as 'narcissists and sociopaths'

A former NFL player and current GOP congressional candidate slammed leaders of the Democratic Party during an interview Sunday, accusing the party's leadership of being devoid of empathy.

During an interview with "Sunday Morning Future" on Fox News, Burgess Owens was asked by host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoBiden's team says he views election against Trump as 'Park Avenue vs. Scranton' Ex-NFL player running for House as Republican blasts Democrats as 'narcissists and sociopaths' Cruz says he wouldn't accept Supreme Court nomination MORE for his opinion on the policies pursued by "Democrat-led cities" around the U.S.

“I truly believe this, Maria, that the Democratic Party, what really draws the type of people, I’m talking about leadership, now, they draw narcissists and sociopaths," Owens told Bartiromo.

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"These are people who have no empathy for anyone else. They love misery,” the Utah Republican candidate continued.

Owens added during the interview that Americans were coming around in favor of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE's agenda, calling it "refreshing" to see "Americans across the country put aside the politics and politicians, and vote and focus on their values."

The former safety for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders is running for a House seat against Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah), and recent polling of the race suggests that Owens and McAdams are tied among voters in the district.