Julie Davis, New York Times congressional reporter, discusses the latest political news, including how Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Amy Klobuchar rolled out their presidential bids over the weekend, and how Democrats struggle with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's refusal to step down amid accusations of racism."Senator Warren has earned her reputation as a fighter on economic inequality issues… Senator Klobuchar has positioned herself more as person who wants to work across the aisle, who is looking for pragmatic solutions to problems," says @juliehdavis.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 11, 2019Part of what is keeping Senator Sanders from announcing "is he needs to figure out how he’s going to distinguish his brand from Elizabeth Warren’s… he would have to go hard at her directly in order to clear the field for himself," says @juliehdavis.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 11, 2019Northam's "reluctance to say the word slavery, to talk about racism, call it what it is… I think that Democrats are rightly worried that it’s undermining their whole appeal as a party of tolerance... that’s dedicated to addressing structural and overt racism," says @juliehdavis.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 11, 2019