Ohio’s Tim Ryan also agreed with the perception that the Democratic Party is the party of the coastal elite during an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) said that he didn’t know if the Democratic Party had a leader and agreed with the perception of many Americans that the Democratic Party is the party of the coastal elite during an interview on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday.
C-SPAN’s Paul Orgel asked Ryan who the leader of the Democratic Party is at the moment, a question that has plagued Democrats in 2017.
“I don’t know if we really have one, to be honest with you,” Ryan responded. “It’s reflected in the polls there, you know clearly Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi are our leaders of each piece of the legislative branches of government, elements of the legislative branch of government. But I guess it’s unknown.”
Orgel also asked Ryan if he agreed with the perceptions that the Democratic Party is the party of the coastal elite and how Democrats would go about changing that perception.
“It’s a true perception, and I’ve been, since November, trying to get the word out that this is real. This is something that is real,” Ryan responded.
Ryan unsuccessfully challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her leadership role in the House of Representatives following the 2016 elections, and after Democrats failed to win a single special election in 2017, Ryan again called for a change in the Party’s leadership.
9.28.17 11:11 amThe NFL Just Lost Its First Sponsor Over Players Kneeling During The National Anthem
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” Cleveland businessman Allan Jones said in a statement.
9.18.17 10:59 amFox News Highlights Media Bias In A CBS Report About Richard Cordray
“CBS Sunday Morning” didn’t disclose that four of the lawyers that it interviewed had ties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
9.18.17 10:41 amAmericans Overwhelmingly Reject Internet Sales Tax Proposal
Two of three Americans said they oppose a sales tax in their state on items purchased online.
9.14.17 2:07 pmNew NRSC Ad Hits Claire McCaskill for Saying ‘Normal People’ Can Afford a Private Plane
It’s the latest gaffe for the vulnerable senator from Missouri.