“She was wrong and clearly it's not helpful to Democrats going into the midterms, and certainly not going into 2020. She's put herself in a position where Democrats are going to have to distance themselves from these remarks and distance themselves from her. Particularly those Democrats that are running in the states that Donald Trump won like Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and Michigan.”
As of today, three of those red state Democrats have mustered up some form of a response. Heidi Heitkamp said that Hillary can’t go away “soon enough,” Sherrod Brown said her comments are “not helpful,” and Claire McCaskill said “I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state.” So what is Debbie Stabenow thinking?
Stabenow was an early Hillary supporter and a constant advocate, even stumping for her on the campaign trail during the 2016 cycle. Stabenow went so far as to say:
“When America chooses its next president, we need someone who understands that people across this country are working hard and just want a fair shot to get ahead in life. I know that Clinton understands this because that’s the America she has been fighting for all her life. That is why I am ready for Hillary Clinton — and why America is, too.”
Hmm… if Hillary really understood hard-working Michiganders, would she have called them “backwards” for not supporting her? Or, would she have bashed Michiganders by pointing out that she won elsewhere, specifically “the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product?”
We’re still waiting for Stabenow to address the issue.
“While Hillary Clinton’s insults against Michiganders continue to generate headlines, Debbie Stabenow has remained silent and refused to stand up for her constituents. This begs the question: does Debbie Stabenow support Hillary Clinton’s awful view of Michiganders?” –RNC Spokesperson Ellie Hockenbury
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