There is a reason why Leftists chronically lie about what they really believe and what they really will do. It is so common as to be expected that, except for in the strongest Lefty areas, Lefties will pretend to be far more conservative than they actually are in order to get elected.
And that has bled over into run-of-the-mill Lefties. They also pretend to be something they are not. Their favorite shuck-and-jive is to say that the are “moderate.” But of course, that is virtually always just a damnable lie.