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Dem Rep Doesn’t Want to Talk About Democrats’ Leadership Problems

Debbie Dingell also criticized the Democrats’ new slogan.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) didn’t want to discuss Congressional Democrats’ leadership in an interview on CNN on Wednesday, while criticizing the message of a ‘a better deal.’

When CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Dingell about opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s continued leadership, Dingell shot the conversation down.

“Why are we having this discussion?” Dingell shot back. “I represent my district and in my district, it’s my name that’s on the bumper sticker.”

“I don’t think that’s the discussion that we need to be having right now,” she added when Harlow pressed her. “I won’t have that discussion.”

At the same time though, Dingell seemingly criticized the new Democratic messaging, saying, “I don’t disagree with ‘a better deal,’ but you need to be able to talk about a better deal.”

Critics have savaged the Democrats’ new slogan for its emptiness, while others like Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) have called for new Democratic leadership.