July 19, 2017

Two Leading Democrats Agree, Democratic Party Has No Leader

The Democratic Party is in disarray, and without a leader. Recently, two leading Democrats were pressed to name a single, unifying Democratic leader, and came up completely empty.

First, Senator Patty Murray, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, was pressed repeatedly on MSNBC to to name just one leader of the Democratic Party. All Senator Murray did was dodge the question:

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) took a different, but no less damaging tact. Instead of avoiding the question like Senator Murray, Congressman Ryan flat-out admitted that there was no single Democratic leader:

“Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said Wednesday that the Democratic Party has no national leader. ‘I don’t know if we really have one, to be honest with you,’ Ryan said on C-SPAN after being asked who is leading the Democrats.”

Not having a readily identifiable leader only exacerbates the growing strife within the Democratic Party. As long as Democrats in Congress aren’t accountable to a national leader, they’ll feel free to engage in fierce and destructive ideological fights, like the ones going on about single-payer, the minimum wage, and “free” college.