Senator Joe Liberman (I-Conn.), Al Gore’s VP in their 2000 bid for the White House, voiced his concerns over the future of the Democratic Party on a radio interview today with John Catsimatidis.“Here is my fear about the future of the Democratic Party. In a way, relatively speaking, Hillary Clinton was representative of… center-left of the Democratic Party, not the pure-left. Now I think there will be a real attempt by ‘the left’ left of the Democratic Party to take over the party, and I don’t think that’s the way to go to make it an effective party. It’s certainly not the party that I got drawn to… it’s not the party that I worked so hard for when Bill Clinton was President and it’s not going to be a winning party.”
Lieberman also commented that “to me, both parties better watch out not to go back to the extremes – left and right – and not working with each other. I think that the public really wants both parties to get together, work together and solve some of the problems of our country, make the future better.”
He also expressed hope in incoming Democratic Leader Charles Schumer to be able to facilitate compromises with Republicans who maintained majorities in the House and Senate after the 2016 elections on November 8. Lieberman’s comments come at a time when the Democratic Party looks to restructure after Hillary Clinton lost the general election to Donal Trump.