Veasey Criticizes Democrats, Sees Himself As The Party’s Future
Veasey criticizes Democrats, sees himself as the party’s future
FORT WORTH, Texas —Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas thinks he’s the future of the Democratic Party: Moderate, African-American and focused on helping Democrats reconnect with the working-class voters who abandoned them for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
In recent weeks, he’s also joined a handful of other up-and-coming Democrats in criticizing his party’s current leadership, suggesting Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s days as head of the party could be numbered. Democrats, he said, have abandoned the center of the country in favor of coastal strongholds.
But those remarks could mean Veasey, who represents an overwhelmingly Democratic and minority-heavy district, could open …