Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus believes that Jim Webb’s Tuesday decision to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary is a sign of how out of touch the party is with the American mainstream.
“Former Senator Jim Webb’s decision to drop out of the race is a reflection of how far left the Democrat Party has moved away from the American people,” Priebus said in a Tuesday press release.
Webb, known for his conservative views on guns and other issues, said that he was no was no longer running as a Democrat due to the party shifting to the “extremes” in recent years. (RELATED: Webb Withdraws: ‘If We Ran An Independent Race … I Think We Could Beat Both Of Them’)
In the RNC statement, Priebus said that the popularity of [crscore]Bernard Sanders[/crscore], a self-described democratic socialist, and Hillary Clinton pandering to the far left shows a party forgetting the lessons of its midterm loss while “racing to the fringe and proposing policies that make President Obama look like a moderate.”
“With Senator Webb’s departure, it’s clear the Democrat Party is moving further to the extreme left and far away from mainstream Americans,” the RNC chair stated.