Emanuel Cleaver, Dem lawmaker, slams party’s choice of Steve Beshear for rebuttal to Donald Trump
A House Democrat said Wednesday that his party made a “mistake” by having former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear give the Democratic Party’s response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
“I don’t mind saying when we make mistakes, and that was a mistake,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, said on MSNBC.
Asked by host Craig Melvin what the “thinking” was in choosing a retired official to represent the party, Mr. Cleaver replied, “The problem is, you’re asking about thinking, and that didn’t happen.”
Mr. Beshear gave his rebuttal to the president while …