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Dem Rep. Moulton: 'Let's Talk About What Democrats Can Do For The Country'

Dem Rep. Moulton: 'Let's Talk About What Democrats Can Do For The Country'
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By    |   Friday, 29 September 2017 12:43 PM

The Democratic Party needs to focus on the future, according to Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.

"Rather than just opposing the Trump administration and telling everybody about how awful the Republicans are, let's show a vision for our own future. Let's talk about what Democrats can do for the country. Let's talk about a Democratic tax reform plan, a Democratic national security plan, a Democratic plan to build infrastructure," Moulton said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Moulton said he did not believe Democrats had learned lessons from Hillary Clinton's presidential election loss in 2016. "I think we have to take a hard look at ourselves in the mirror and realize that we've lost, not just in 2016, but in several elections before that. We're in the worst position we've been since the 1920s in the House, the Senate, and the White House. We're not in a governing position at all," the congressman said during the interview.

Democrats should bring in new leaders, Moulton said during the "Morning Joe" interview.

"I think what we need in the Democratic Party more than anything is just some new leadership, a new generation of leadership," noting that he has been recruiting veterans to run for political office in swing districts.

"These are the kind of leaders that Americans can trust, regardless of party label. If we get people like that in the Democratic Party, I think we can move this country forward," Moulton said in the interview.

At another point during the interview, Moulton said that he had been approached to run for president. "I say that I'm focused on 2018 and I'm not running in 2020. That we have so much work to do we can't be distracted by talking about 2020," Moulton said.

The congressman also discussed new leadership for Democrats in a Sept. 18 interview, according to CNN. He said that such a call "is nothing personal against Nancy Pelosi," the House minority leader, but she has become a target for Republicans.

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The Democratic Party needs to focus on the future, according to Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass."Rather than just opposing the Trump administration and telling everybody about how awful the Republicans are, let's show a vision for our own future.
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