On Monday morning’s “The Daily Rundown,” MSNBC host Chuck Todd suggested that Democrats are avoiding talking about immigration reform because the issue could hurt them in the primaries for the 2014 U.S. midterm election.
“Is there a Democrat in the country that wants to talk about immigration, Dan?” Todd asked Dan Balz, the chief correspondent for The Washington Post.
Regarding the lack of discussion among Democrats about the crisis at the border, the host continued that prominent Democrats appear to be “ducking it left and right.”
“Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, it seems like…ahhh” Todd said, as he waved his hands in the air.
Balz, along with the rest of the MSNBC panel, agreed that President Barack Obama’s unpopular stance on immigration reform could motivate Republican voters in the upcoming primaries.
“We are at a flash point with the problem on the border with the kids,” Balz said. “It does make it difficult for any Democrat to talk about it.”
Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today, even told Todd that the situation at the border is “unacceptable to more than Republicans.”