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A Q&A with Molly Sheehan, the ‘anti-imperialist’ and scientist running for Congress | #PA5

May 12, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Molly Sheehan, a scientist running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s crowded Fifth District, has never campaigned for office before now.

The Democrat said she decided to try out for a U.S. House seat after being dismayed by President Trump’s election. “I was startled by 2016,” she said. “How do we get to the place where a xenophobe and a bigot and a misogynist is in the White House? And I think it’s because we haven’t been doing a good enough job as Democrats, speaking to an economic message that works for working-class people.”

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