Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader, speaks to Dagen McDowell on Monday's edition of Mornings with Maria on the FOX Business Network:
REP. TIM RYAN: I think you’re right, the average American - the average working class American flipped their middle finger to the establishment, the Democratic establishment, the Republican establishment, Wall St., they think that everybody is more concerned with the donor class than they are with the working class. They sent a very strong signal which is why I got into this race because I’m trying to convince my colleagues, 200 members of our Democratic caucus that the American people have asked for us to change things and we can’t keep going down the same road. Like I said the smallest number in our caucus since 1929.
I’m pulling the fire alarm right now is what I’m doing in the Democratic party. I believe we’re in denial of what’s happened, I’m pulling the fire alarm because the house is burning down, and we better get our act together or we’re going to cease being a national party, we’re going to be a regional party that fails to get into the majority and fails to do things on behalf of those working class people that were the backbone of the Democratic party for so long – white, black, brown, gay, straight, everybody wants economic opportunity and they don’t see the Democrats as the party providing that and we better get our stuff together.