Democratic Congressman Silent When Asked to Name Leader of the Democratic Party

June 5th, 2018 3:49 PM

In an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) was unable to name the leader of the Democratic Party. Just two years removed after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton failed to inspire Barack Obama's coalition of supporters, the lawmaker seemed to admit that the party again had found itself at a standstill.

Nevertheless, just moments after reporter Kasie Hunt pressed the Congressman: "Who is the leader of the Democratic Party?" Moulton uneasily responded after a long pause, "Does my silence say something?" To which co-host Mike Brzezinski chipped in, "Yeah, it does."



In reference to his experiences, the Congressman admitted: "I think what I hear, as I travel around the country from Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we need new leaders. We need a new vision, we need a forward-looking vision. It's time I think for a new generation of leadership."

Moulton pointed out that the Democratic Party was dangerously headed toward defining what they are against rather than what they are for, "This is about being a party that cannot just complain about the other side, but say this is what we’re gonna do for our country.”

Furthermore, the Congressman criticized Nancy Pelosi: “But look at her popularity ratings do not comport with the description that she just had.”