Democrat Leader Says Party Should Take “Victory Lap”

(  The Democratic Party should be celebrating its victory about how it has handled and controlled the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those were the ridiculous words of Arizona Representative Ruben Gallego, who claimed the party needed to take a “victory lap” for how it’s handled the pandemic during the Biden administration.

Apparently, Gallego is living on a completely different planet than the rest of us.

Speaking with Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC on Sunday, Gallego said:

“We’re about to break out of COVID. I think we’re going to be finally free of a lot of … the threat of COVID. Our economy is going to pick up. I think everyone is going to be going back to work and back to schools pretty soon. Our kids are going to be [vaccinated].”

Gallego made this statement as the Omicron is currently still ravishing much of America. While some states are starting to see a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases, others are experiencing all-time highs. Hospitalizations are continuing to rise in many states, too.

As if that wasn’t enough, Gallego continued:

“It’s time for us to take that victory lap and actually go out there and message that. The fact that the United States has one of the largest — it is the biggest booming economy in the world is totally responsible because of the vice president and the Democrats, right?

“And certainly, once we get out of the Omicron variant, there’s going also to be a direct correlation to inflation going down, and that’s when we again go back with the victory lap.”

As if that wasn’t enough, read this ridiculous final statement:

“We’ve done great things. We have saved this economy. We’ve gotten shots in people’s arms. We’ve gotten families going back to work and kids back in school, and the Democrats are responsible for that, and we should brag about that.”

It’s an interesting take that Gallego has on some of these topics.

First, the economy is far from saved. Ask any everyday American whether they think the economy is good, and they’ll likely say it’s not. Prices on just about everything are soaring, making it hard to afford everyday goods.

That’s thanks to inflation that’s caused in large part by all the spending the Democratic Party has done.

The Democrats also weren’t the ones to first get shots in people’s arms. That happened under former President Donald Trump’s administration.

Families were already going to back to work — and kids were already going back to school — before President Joe Biden ever entered the White House.

So, no, Democrats aren’t responsible for that — for any of that — at least not completely. What, exactly, Gallego would take a victory lap about is anyone’s guess.

But, with all the craziness happening in the Democratic Party, he’s likely to have a bunch of his colleagues who agree with what he’s saying here. And they all might take a literal victory lap.