The “No Labels” organization was slammed by a leading Democrat — who is urging his colleagues to avoid the controversial group.
“I was duped,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) wrote in the Huffington Post on Tuesday.
“Look, I get it. No Labels is slick, and I got duped,” he admitted. “But no other current or newly elected member of Congress should fall for its shtick.”
“No Labels is a centrist, corporate organization working against Democrats with dark, anonymous money to advance power for special interests. Period,” he noted. “So newly elected members, learn from my mistakes.”
The group urges Democrats to join the so-called, “Problem Solver’s Caucus.”
He even suggested the group needs a warning label.
“No Labels needs a label: ‘Warning: Wolf in sheep’s clothing inside. Join at your own risk.'”
The column was published one day after The Daily Beast published an expose on the group.
The Beast also obtained a donor list for No Labels.
The group is funded by some of the biggest names on Wall Street.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) December 3, 2018
A group called No Labels insists that the real problems in Washington are partisanship, divisiveness, and incivility. Curiously, the sensible solutions so often proposed by No Labels have an uncanny likelihood of benefiting the superrich. https://t.co/ZNbpOflR7I
— The Intercept (@theintercept) December 4, 2018
In the era of unlimited campaign giving, an organization known as “No Labels” has provided a backdoor way for Republican donors to shape control of the Democrats, even when the GOP is defeated at the ballot box. https://t.co/1Bi03gTNdS
— The Intercept (@theintercept) December 1, 2018