Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Monday that Democrats should not campaign on impeachment in the 2018 midterms.
In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Brazile explained that Democrats lost the 2016 election because they did not appeal to all Americans and warned that a message of impeaching the president will not resonate beyond the Democratic base.
“In terms of a message, impeaching a president is not a message that will resonate beyond the base of the party. We need to have a message that resonates beyond the base, to the middle, to independents and others who will make the difference in this election cycle,” she asserted.
Brazile also seemed to take a shot at Hillary Clinton, arguing that Democrats need to go beyond demonizing people on the other side of the political spectrum.
“We can no longer just go out there and say, ‘He’s a bad guy. She’s a bad girl,’” Brazile said, seemingly referencing Clinton’s “deplorables” remark. “We have to talk about issues that resonate with the American people, whether it’s kitchen table issues, jobs, you know, how do we rebuild our infrastructure. The American people want to hear solutions.”
“They don’t want to hear gratuitous attacks on each other. And I think we missed that moment in 2016,” she concluded.