‘Time For Some New Energy’: Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton Calls on Party’s Old Guard to Step Aside


Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, 66, has just begun his fourth term in the chamber. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, 77, is serving her 16th term.

Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton, 38, has just started his second term in the House. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, he thinks it’s time for some new blood.

Speaking with Dan Rather on SiriusXM’s Dan Rather’s America, the second-term representative stated his call for fresh faces atop the party. (Without, it should be noted, specifically calling for Schumer, Pelosi, or anyone else to be replaced.)

“I do think it’s time for some new energy in the party,” Moulton said. “And it comes back to what I was saying about really having a plan for the future. About not just saying, Hey, it was a little bit better when we were in charge ten years ago.” But really saying, let’s develop a plan for the future.

Moulton said that President Donald Trump “trying to send us back into the coal mines” — which presents an opportunity for some forward thinking on the economy. But the Massachusetts Congressman would like some younger voices to carry the message.

[Trump is] saying that we should go back in time to an economy of 1955 that I think everybody knows just does not exist anymore. So he’s left a great opening for Democrats to provide a way to the future.

But I think if we’re going to do that, we’ve got to show that we’re in touch with the future. That we have a new generation of leadership rising up to take the reigns and show us a path forward.

Host Dan Rather was amused by a statement from Moulton about “old people.”

“Look, old people can do wonderful things, including radio interviews like the one we’re doing right now,” Moulton said.

“I appreciate you saying that at age 85,” Rather said, jokingly.

Listen above, via SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, channel 102.

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