Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Howard Dean said it’s time for his generation to step aside and “get the hell out of politics” on Thursday on MSNBC, so younger progressive politicians can step forward and assume power.
“I’m very much for somebody who’s younger. I think my generation has got to get the hell out of politics,” Dean said during an interview on “Morning Joe.” “Start coaching and start moving up this next generation who I think are more fiscally sane.”
“I actually think the progressives are in the process of informally taking over the Democratic party,” he added.
Despite believing the new generation of Democrats are more fiscally sane, Dean immediately contradicted himself and said neither party is being financially responsible, and proceeded to bash the GOP tax law.
“Neither Republicans or Democrats can claim they are fiscally responsible anymore after what the Republicans just did with this tax bill,” he said. “This young generation is going to pay for that if we don’t get the hell out of the way, and have somebody who’s 50 running the country.”
Dean then proceeded to list far left senators from Connecticut, California, and New York as his front runners to lead the Democratic ticket in 2020, and managed to briefly forget which state Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy hails from.
“Chris Murphy from Pennsylvania, I mean from Connecticut. Kamala Harris of course. Kirsten Gillibrand,” Dean said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw 17 people running.”
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