Democrats didn’t take Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump well, and they aren’t taking their four losses in this year’s special elections well, either.
One Democrat Congresswoman is speaking out against the Democrats’ reliance on identity politics . . . and she said it on MSNBC!
The Blaze reports:
Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell (Mich.) blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday for its “identity politics.” The Michigan congresswoman said that Americans have forgotten what it means to work together and that “our strength comes in community and in community of all of us.”
. . . . The top issue, according to Dingell, for Michigan voters who backed Trump instead of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was trade. Trump vowed throughout the 2016 campaign to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which was signed into law in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband.
Dingell said that Democrats’ refusal during the campaign to talk about these issues ultimately cost them the presidency.
“We were afraid to talk about them [the issues],” Dingell said. “But we’ve got to get our acts together. We’ve become this identity politics. We’re the women’s caucus, the black caucus, the Hispanic caucus. We’ve lost sense of ‘we,’ that our strength comes in community and in community of all of us.”
Dingell noted that she is a “proud Democrat” and has no plans to change parties, but she further acknowledged that “sometimes” she doesn’t feel like she belongs in any of the different congressional caucuses.
Here’s the video:
She’s not wrong.