NYT's Jeremy Peters: 'There Is No Leadership' in the Democratic Party

April 17, 2017

In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said "there is no leadership right now" in the Democratic Party.

During the interview host Joe Scarborough  discussed how the 2018 midterm elections were critical for the future of the Democratic Party. With President Trump in his first term, the 2018 elections will be viewed as a referendum on his and the Republican Party's job performances.

"You've got the most important midterm elections maybe since '06, I would say 1974, who knows. But they are absolutely critical to the future of this Democratic Party," Scarborough said.

Peters then responded by discussing how he recently tried to give employment advice to a young Democrat.

"Yesterday I was talking to a young Democrat who tried to pick my brain about who should he work for. He was looking at the Iowa caucuses in 2020, and I said, 'honestly, I have no idea,'" Peters said.

He went on to say that the lack of the Democratic Party's leadership is "so overwhelming and crippling."

"There is no leadership, there is such a vacuum, the sclerosis in the Democratic Party is so overwhelming and crippling that they do not have a bench. They do not have leaders," he said.