RNC Chair Calls Out DNC Counterpart for 'Over-the-Top' Rhetoric
Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel called out her Democratic counterpart, Tom Perez, for his "over-the-top" rhetoric on Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press."
In recent months, Perez has repeatedly criticized Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare by declaring that the GOP "doesn't give a s*** about" people or their health care.
McDaniel said Democrats and Republicans can have differences of opinion about policy, but it's not fair or helpful for one party suggest the other does not care about the American people.
"That type of rhetoric doesn’t bring people to our party," McDaniel said. "We have to have reasonable discussions. Have a dialogue, be respectful of each other. But, share our opinions of what the best path is to get to the same place we both want to go, which is a better life for our kids, for our grandkids."
On "America's Newsroom" today, Katie Pavlich agreed with McDaniel's remarks, and she said Perez should be more concerned about healing his own party than insulting Republicans.
"This is a lazy, old argument the Democrats have been making, and it's why they've been losing elections across the board," Pavlich said. "It's not true. And voters are sick of it."
She said that Republicans are winning because they're more concerned about what the American people actually want, which is a better economy and more jobs.
Lis Smith said Republicans are being hypocritical by complaining about Perez's "over-the-top" rhetoric, when President Trump himself has often used profanity and uncivil language.
"The tone starts from the top," Smith said. "The crocodile tears coming from Republicans would be a little bit more believable if they didn't spend a half a year defending Trump."
Pavlich suggested that Democrats go out and deliver a message to the American people that's not merely anti-Trump or anti-Republican.
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