Boothe: Red State Democrats Want Hillary to 'Go Away,' GOP Does Not
Hillary Clinton pushed back Thursday against her critics, including fellow Democrats, who argue she should leave the national political scene and stop talking about the reasons for her election loss.
In a radio interview, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) joked that the former secretary of state cannot "ride off into the sunset" soon enough.
Heitkamp's comments came earlier this month after Clinton referred to the president's voters as looking "backwards" and said white women were "pressured" by men into voting for Trump.
Heitkamp's sentiments were echoed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), another red state Democrat who faces a tough re-election battle in November.
Clinton addressed students at Rutgers University about the critics, suggesting it's a sexist argument that was not made against failed male candidates.
"[The media] never said that to any man who was not elected," Clinton said.
On "Outnumbered," Lisa Boothe said it's a natural position for Democrats like McCaskill and Heitkamp, but Trump and Republicans are hoping Clinton keeps making appearances.
"She's good for the Republican Party," Boothe noted, adding Democrats "know they're in trouble" when they hear her insult the very voters they need to win re-election in states where Trump won.