By: Laura Meyers
Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb says his Democratic Party has “moved way far to the left.”
He hopes to be a more moderate voice against more liberal candidates such as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
“I believe we can bring a different tone to the Democratic party,” Webb said. “You’re right, the party has moved way far to the left. That’s not my Democratic Party in and of itself. We need to bring working people back into the formula.”
Webb recently made a controversial statement in regards to the confederate flag in which he compared liberals’ views of Southern white culture to Donald Trump’s thoughts on Mexican immigrants, which Webb condemned.
“This kind of divisive, inflammatory rhetoric, by people who want to be commander-in-chief is not helpful. And we have seen from the liberal side as well this kind of rhetoric as it goes to Southern white cultures,” he said.
He suggested moving past the conversation about the confederate flag and to instead focus on more He called for moving beyond the conversation on the flag to more tangible issues like jobs and racial reconciliation.