Hillary Clinton has urged the Democratic Party to be “clear eyed” about what wins elections, ahead of next year’s potentially defining midterms.
The former presidential candidate’s warning appears to be aimed squarely at the progressive wing of the party, which has grown in size and influence over the past few years.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Willie Geist, Ms Clinton asserted that the Democrats need candidates who are capable of winning in purple states, in order to have a Congress that will “get things done”.
The splintering of the Democrats has been especially apparent of late, with President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation coming under fire from centrists like Joe Manchin.
For the party’s establishment figures, Ms Clinton included, concerns remain over the growing influence of ‘The Squad’ – a group of progressive representatives whose support amongst…