Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at leftists this week and blamed them for Democrats’ inability to get anything done in Congress.
During an interview with MSNBC released in part on Thursday, Clinton was asked about the current state of the Democratic Party.
“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” she said. “I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.”
Clinton said that while she supports “vigorous debate” about certain policies, it won’t mean anything “if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done, and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.”
Meanwhile, tensions in the Democratic Party have been high ever since Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he would not support President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion spending bill.
Leftists have been pushing the White House to implement the package via executive order, while Democratic leadership in Congress is insisting that they will hold a vote on the bill regardless of what Manchin decides to do.
Clinton’s swipe at leftists who represent deep-blue districts is ironic, considering that earlier this year she said she was “thrilled” Biden was pushing an agenda as far Left “as possible.”
“We’ve been exposed as lacking in the kind of investments and support that we as Americans should be providing each other with the government as our partner,” she said in May. “I’m thrilled that President Biden is taking advantage of this moment to try to push the agenda as far as possible.”
Hillary Clinton: “I’m thrilled that President Biden is taking advantage of this moment to try to push the agenda as far as possible.” pic.twitter.com/V7nUu6Vsrw
— The Hill (@thehill) May 2, 2021