Former President Bill Clinton believes that Democrats could hang on to both the House and Senate but they have to be wary of how strong Republicans traditionally close races.
He spoke to CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday and warned Democrats that Republicans have a plan of attack.
“We could hold both these houses,” the former president said. “But we have to say the right things. And we have to note the Republicans always close well. Why? Because they find some new way to scare the living daylights out of swing voters about something. That’s what they did in 2021 — where they made critical race theory sound worse than smallpox. And it wasn’t being taught in any public schools in America. But they didn’t care. They just scare people.”
He said that even though there have been changes since his last day as president, “the break point in American politics is not much different,” as he believes that independent voters are the ones who decide elections.
“You still have to get those people,” the former president said. “It’s just that there’s so many fewer, because as the parties have gone more ideological and clear, and somehow psychically intolerant, they pull more and more people toward the extremes. But there’s still some people hanging on there who are really trying to think, and trying to understand what’s going on.”
His comments come after his wife and daughter embarked on a media tour to promote their new series.
The Hollywood Reporter hammered the new docuseries, hosted by Hillary and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, saying that both “Clintons are lackluster as TV hosts.”
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