DNC Vice Chair Struggles to Answer Who the Leader of the Democratic Party Is

By NTK Staff | 10.30.2017 @11:47am

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) struggled to name the leader of the Democratic Party or if anyone could defeat President Trump in 2020 during an interview on Sunday. MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Ellison who the leader the Democratic Party is. “We’re lucky to have a lot of leaders,” Ellison responded. […]

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) struggled to name the leader of the Democratic Party or if anyone could defeat President Trump in 2020 during an interview on Sunday.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Ellison who the leader the Democratic Party is.

“We’re lucky to have a lot of leaders,” Ellison responded. “I was in North Carolina this weekend, there is a woman named Vi Lyles running for mayor of Charlotte. I’d say she’s a leader.”

“You’re saying ‘a’ leader, but not ‘the’ leader. Is there anybody that stands out?” Hunt asked.

“Of course. Nancy Pelosi stands out. Chuck Schumer stands out,” Ellison said. “I’d rather have a bunch of leaders, a lot of folks offering leadership to this country than just one big person who everybody bows to.”

Ellison finished up telling Hunt that the Democratic Party is not interested in having one leader.

Hunt told Ellison after he finished his answer that she didn’t think that he had answered her question, pointing out that this would have been an easy question for Democrats to answer in 2008.

Hunt then asked Ellison if he thought anyone was capable of defeating Donald Trump in 2020.

“Of course. Absolutely,” Ellison said.

However, Ellison did not mention anyone by name, telling Hunt he thought it would be unfair for the DNC Vice Chair to comment on the matter.

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