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After the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Democrats adopted a new mantra: “Resist.” The word appeared on signs waved in massive marches in cities across the country, Greenpeace put it on a giant banner outside the White House, Congressional phone lines were jammed with those carrying the message and thousands of people put #Resist in their social media profiles.
But then the president’s cabinet was confirmed. Neal Gorsuch was seated on the Supreme Court. A Democratic candidate lost a special election in Montana, and Jon Ossoff, the Democratic hopeful in Georgia is moving toward the center.
Five months after the fanfare, how is #Resist working out?
- Rep. Keith Ellison D-Minnesota; deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee; @keithellison
- Amy Walter National editor, Cook Political Report; @amyewalter
- Bhaskar Sunkara Editor and publisher, Jacobin magazine; @sunraysunray
- Ezra Levin Co-founder, Indivisible; @ezralevin
- Brendan Steinhauser Founder, Stienhauser Strategies; former director of federal and state campaigns for FreedomWorks; @bstein80
Marches By The Numbers
Rep. Keith Ellison On Moving The Democrats Beyond #Resist
For this show, we spoke to Congressman and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison. We asked if Hillary Clinton should step out of the spotlight, whether Democrats should run to the left and whether the party is ready to take on a GOP that holds the White House and both chambers of Congress. Here is the full conversation:
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