Democratic strategist James Carville said the story of the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago is “not going anywhere.”
During an interview with The Hill, Carville argued that the story could affect the midterm elections.
“This Mar-a-Lago story … might be the biggest story since 9/11,” Carville said.
He added, “That’s not going anywhere.”
During his assessment of the Republican Party, Carville argued that the problem is “they got really stupid people that vote in their primaries. And … really stupid people demand to have really stupid leaders.”
He continued, “That’s where the Republican Party is now.”
James Carville: “The problem the Republican Party has is [that] they got really stupid people that vote in their primaries, and […] really stupid people demand to have really stupid leaders. That’s where the Republican Party is now.” https://t.co/Ls9fZNW2T9 pic.twitter.com/ng47Hflk9j
— The Hill (@thehill) August 17, 2022
Still, Carville was not hesitant to criticize his own party.
“These people have the ability to irritate. They have the ability to come up with really stupid things, like ‘defund the police’ — three worst words ever in the English language, maybe. And you know, ‘Let’s get rid of Abraham Lincoln.’ That takes a really smart person to come up with that,” Carville said.
The outlet noted that Carville expressed his disapproval of the argument that more left-wing policies would motivate voters and bring people out to vote who normally do not do so.
“There is everything to support that but evidence,” Carville said.
He continued, “It’s idiotic. That’s what it is. It’s been tried and it fails and it’s going to fail every time. Because that’s not where people are. It’s just something they all [on the left] tell each other.”
Later in the interview, Carville praised President Joe Biden.
“He’s probably had as good a summer as any president that I’ve seen, if you look at what happened. Can he communicate like Bill Clinton or President Obama? No. But if you look at performance,” Carville said.
The FBI’s raid of Trump’s residence appeared to be focused on material the former president took after leaving the White House, as The New York Times reported.
During his first interview since the raid, Trump issued a warning, as IJR reported.
He said the “temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”
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