‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, race, Democrats’ identity crisis
Former New Orleans Mitch Landrieu (right) and The Post’s Jonathan Capehart during a live interview for the “Cape Up” podcast at the Third Way “Opportunity 2020” conference in Columbus, Ohio, July 20. (Adam Schultz/Third Way)
I wouldn’t concede the issues of faith, family or country to the National Republican Party. Americans who are Democrats and independents are every bit as faithful and as patriotic and work [as] hard as everybody else. …One of the challenges, I think, that we have is Democrats are in our DNA committed to making sure that civil liberties and civil rights of people are protected, which sometimes says that we’re fighting culture wars more than we should. The bread and butter issues really do matter.The people of America want to feel safe. And I think security is a big issue, but in a thoughtful, right way, not in a way when you kneecap your friends and hug your enemies.
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