At least one Democratic member of Congress has figured out the reason their party continues losing elections. Rep. Debbie Dingell from Michigan told MSNBC that “identity politics” is her party’s Achilles’ heel.
"We've become this identity politics,” Dingell said. “The Women's Caucus, the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus. We've lost the sense of ‘we' that our strength comes in community.”
Dingell also expressed feeling out of place in the Democratic Party. She was a Republican early on.
"I don't know where I belong," the congresswoman said. "I sometimes feel like I have no home even in the Democratic Caucus here."
"Nobody listened to me in the last election when I told them they weren't talking about the issues that really mattered in the Midwest,” she added.
In reaction to the loss of the so-called Trump slayer, Jon Ossoff, to Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s election Tuesday night, Dingell said it will keep happening if something doesn’t change and fast:
"If we don't figure out how we become ‘we' again, we're going to keep losing. We need to understand each of these groups have issues. I'm a woman, I've been discriminated against. But I know my power and strength is being part of a broader community where we all pull together and fight for an issue.”