Hillary Clinton’s Warning To Democrats

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Here’s what she had to say…

Speaking to Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY, Hillary Clinton mentioned that Democrats would need to carefully consider “what wins elections” beyond traditionally liberal districts.

In the nearly hour-long MSNBC interview, the former Democratic presidential candidate said that Democrats should not only focus on “deep-blue districts,” where she said any Democrat candidate –– liberal or “so-called progressive Democrat” –– is going to win. The former Secretary of State also revealed that she understood why people wanted to “argue for their priorities,” as she said they believed it was what they were elected to do. However, she highlighted that although she was “all about having vigorous debate,” she said it meant nothing if Congress didn’t get things done. Adding that “we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.”

Clinton then highlighted that to “hold the House and Senate in 2022,” Democrats would have to be “very clear-eyed,” before emphasizing that winning the Electoral College would also require focus, as she accused Republicans of “doing everything they can to create an environment” where winning the Electoral College with a small margin, the way President Joe Biden had, would “be out of out of reach for Democrats.”

However, she felt it would be necessary for Democrats to achieve a majority in the House and Senate because Clinton believed “nothing is going to get done if you don’t have a Democratic majority.” The former Democratic candidate also said that Democrats should focus on winning more “difficult districts” as the wins did not come from “blue states,” rather from those who can win “more purplish states.”