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Howard Dean Doesn’t Think There is Room for Pro-Lifers in the Democratic Party

Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) said he doesn’t think that there is room inside the Democratic Party for people who are conservative on social issues during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Joe Scarborough asked Dean if the Democratic Party could ever have a big enough tent again to include people who are progressive on economic issues and conservative on social issues, like they once did.

“No. Because the young generation isn’t that way,” Dean told Scarborough. Dean went on to tell Scarborough that left/right politics only exists in Washington and in the media.

“Young people don’t think that way. They are not ideological. They are extremely interested in social justice, so we are never going back to maybe making compromises on abortion, and gay rights is another one,” Dean continued.

Scarborough called Dean out for these comments, asking Dean why he doesn’t want someone in the Democratic Party that agrees with Democrats on 90 percent of the issues, but are also practicing Catholics who are pro-life.

“Joe, I didn’t say that,” Dean responded.

“Sounded like it,” Scarborough retorted.