CNN contributor and former Clinton aide, Paul Begala, blames Democrat “followers” for being the root problem of the party.
During a panel discussion on Monday, CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Begala about criticism of President Biden not putting his full force behind voting rights like he did with infrastructure.
“Well, he got infrastructure passed and that’s a good thing because success can breed success. He is putting the full force of the presidency behind it. I think the problem for the Democrats right now is not that they have bad leaders. They have bad followers, okay?”
Begala continues to defend Biden, reiterating the problem is with the followers.
“… those of us who want to say voting rights- we need to get to work. I do think Biden is putting everything behind this. But he needs- he needs better followers, so he needs all of us in the game as well.”
Tony Katz says the problem with the Democratic Party isn’t one group of people, but how they operate as a whole.
“its about the Democratic Party aggressively saying to themselves you’re only good if you do this…Democrats don’t accept the value in standing up and saying there are rules. The “bad follower,” according to Paul Begala, is the ones who won’t change the rules for their need at the moment.”