Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jim Webb: Democrats have moved way far to the left, and that’s not my Democratic Party

Last week, Jim Webb became the 5th Democrat to announce a run for President, Webb is a Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan.

On Sunday, the former Virginia Senator noted that Democrats have moved "way far to the left" and "that’s not my Democratic Party."

Bret Baier: You mentioned the Democratic race. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, you’re at about 2.3 percent, and well behind the front runner, Hillary Clinton. You have an uphill climb against this Clinton machine. Most political analysts will tell you that Democrats have moved resolutely to the left and that basically Hillary Clinton has renounced Clintonism, which really was the vital core of the center, used to be, in your party.

In a party that seems to thrill to Bernie Sanders and maybe long for Elizabeth Warren, who are the Jim Webb Democrats?

Webb: I believe we can bring a different tone to the Democratic Party.

You’re right. The party has moved way far to the left, and that’s not my Democratic Party, but in and of itself. We need to bring working people back into the formula.

Next Saturday, in the far southwest of Virginia there’s going to be a medical clinic, a remote area medical clinic to take care of people who don’t have medical insurance. It’s out at the Wise County fairgrounds.

I hope Fox will go down there and take a look at it. They’ll going to take care of at least 6,000… people with no medical care. They’re going to pull about 3,000 teeth. These are people who have been forgotten by both parties and, I think, they need a voice.

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