Jackie Speier

California Rep. Jackie Speier does not think there are any good leaders currently in the Democratic Party. When asked in an interview Wednesday afternoon on MSNBC, she dodged the question and refused to name a single person, reports the Daily Caller.

“’Well, good question. I think there are a lot of leaders. What we need to determine over the next, I’d say, six to eight months is who really rises to the top. But there’s a great bench of Democrats who are looking at running for president and we’ll see how many of them get traction,’ Speier said to MSNBC host Craig Melvin.”

Her struggle to show support for her own party just shows how fractured and broken the Democratic Party has become.  With no party leader to stand behind this shows a larger divide between the Democratic establishment and its grassroots base that is moving further and further left.

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi hasn’t been able to show command of her caucus and members of her own party have called for her to step down.

Pelosi even manages to struggle when asked back in March to name a “leader” of the Democratic Party. She didn’t even have much to say in regards to Hillary Clinton either.

“Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until just a matter of weeks ago. I don’t think that he can be dismissed as the leader of the Democratic Party,” Pelosi said. “Hillary Clinton did not win the election, but a respected leader.”

But at least one Democrat was honest when asked the question.  Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan was asked the same question in July and he answered that the party has no real leader.

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BY Isabelle Weeks


I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.