They are trying to push this under the rug.
According to Breitbart News, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise took aim at Democrats recently, stating that they are silently supporting Socialism by backing 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“You can see from his rallies, his supporters are very rabid, strong supporters of Bernie,” Scalise said. “But they want something very different than Americans, as you and I know it. I mean, they truly do want socialism. Least of all Democrats on that stage, he’s maybe the most genuine because he’s at least articulates and defends socialism, while the others want to move a socialist agenda but talk as if they’re mainstream, and they’re not. And so, those are dangerous policies.”
He added, “Go to another country, and I’m sure none of them would want to live for a month or two months in any of those socialist countries that exist today because they’re disasters. We’re not going to let that happen to America.”
Scalise later stated. “Whoever wins your nomination, you’re going to have to own that. I think they’re scared to death. They want to quietly embrace socialism. But they don’t want anybody else to talk about it. Look, the public is paying attention. They see what is going on.” You can read the full article here.