Democratic primary voters are the ones that choose their candidate, not the DCCC, he said.
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) dodged when asked if the Democratic Party could be a pro-life party during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
Commentary Magazine’s Noah Rothman asked Van Hollen about Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s (D-NM), statement that the DCCC would not withhold financial support from Democratic candidates who oppose abortion.
Rothman pointed out that pro-choice group NARAL and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean opposed this view and asked Van Hollen if the Democratic Party could be a pro-life party or if “the pro-life movement and the Democratic Party two antithetical organizations?”
“Well, look, I think candidates, in my experience, are chosen by their constituents. They come out of local organizations. They come out of their local work experience,” Van Hollen responded. “So you don’t have the DCCC choosing the candidates. You have the Democratic candidate primary voters in these primaries making those decisions.”
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