Democratic House Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley tried shifting blame onto the Koch brothers for the party’s historic election losses before being challenged Friday by “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough.
Scarborough asked what the Democratic Party was doing differently to win over voters, to which Crowley responded, “This goes back to 2010, 2012 where the Koch brothers and Republicans invested in state and local legislative races. Where they’ve taken over state capitols around the country. I think we have like 15 Democratic governors today. We’ve lost a thousand seats.”
When Scarborough asked if he was trying to blame those losses solely on the Kochs, Crowley reneged slightly.
“Well I’m blaming it on our lack of participation as well. Our lack of a plan the last decade when it come to reapportionment,” he said.
The congressman was vague regarding how Democrats are changing their platform, failing to outline specifics on how the party would accomplish its goals.
“What we’re talking about is better jobs, better pay, and a better future and ultimately a better deal for the American people,” he said. “The one thing you can say about Democrats, when we’re in control you can argue about what we did, you can’t say we didn’t do anything. And we’re going to do things when we get back in control of the House of Representatives.”
“I think there’s great days ahead for the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives,” Crowley said.
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