Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D.) on Monday refused to say whether he thought House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) were the right leaders to help Democrats win back majorities in Congress in 2018, saying it wasn’t a “good question.”
Schumer, Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders rolled out an economic agenda last month called “A Better Deal,” which received poor reviews from progressives and media figures.
Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) has called for leadership change within the party before the 2018 midterms, saying last month “it’s time for a change.” Democrats lost the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014.
When asked by host Poppy Harlow if he agreed with Moulton’s statement, Emanuel did not directly answer but instead said he wanted the party to recruit candidates who best represented their specific districts.
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