Dem Rep. Cleaver: "We Have No Strategy And We Have No Plan"


In an interview with MSNBC's Craig Melvin, Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri let it slip that the Democratic Party is drifting off course with "no strategy and no plan" following the decision to keep Nancy Pelosi on as House Minority Leader.

"If we would have elected new leaders to come in-- just think, they would have been elected yesterday-- and they would have had hardly any time to do anything except move into a new office," he said.

He continued: "At the present time, I've got to say, we have no strategy and we have no plan, but at least we have proven leadership that can take us into what is going to be a new era. But think about this: We can not have as our plan to go to the floor for the next two years only to hit the ceiling. That is not a plan. That is not a strategy. And that would have been pretty much all we would have had if we had changed new leaders. I do think it is time for us to bring in younger people into leadership. In fact, if we don't, it will spell the demise of the Democratic caucus -- if we are not already permanently in a state of smallness."

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