Democrats Want Clinton to Go Her Own Way

March 19, 2018

Democrats across the party are ready to turn the chapter on the Clinton family, and they hope Hillary Clinton goes her own way.

"The party of the future is not Hillary Clinton's party," former Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said.

"But we're moving onto the next chapter in American history," Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) said in response to Clinton's recent comments about Americans who voted for President Donald Trump.

Clinton spoke at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai, India earlier this month where she said Trump voters were looking"backwards" and bragged about winning places where "two-thirds of the gross domestic product" is produced.

"If you look at the map of the United States, there's all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts," Clinton said. "I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that, but what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product, so I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign ‘Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards."

Many Democrats rebuked Clinton's comments, calling them "not helpful" and saying she was wrong.

"And I don't think that's the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state," Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said. One of her Republican opponents, Missouri State Attorney General Josh Hawley, released an ad connecting Clinton's comments to McCaskill.

"Look, this was bad. I can’t sugarcoat it," Patti Solis Doyle, Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, said.

"We gotta to move forward. And I have all the respect in the world for her, but I’m going to let her do her comments, and rest of us are gonna focus on the future," Clinton's 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook said.

When asked when Clinton would "ride off into the sunset," North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D.) answered, "not soon enough."

Clinton responded to the backlash in a Facebook post.