Marion McKeone: Happy clappy retreat fails to heal Democrat wounds

The Democratic Party is split on how to handle outcome of bruising election as critics point out it cannot rely on Trump’s shortcomings to propel it back to power, writes Marion McKeone

12th February, 2017
Minority leader Nancy Pelosi during last week’s caucus conference Picture: Getty

The weather in Baltimore, home to the House Democrats’ three-day retreat, started out unseasonably warm but by the end of day one, an icy chill had settled on the city and within the confines of the Baltimore Hyatt, where the three-day think-in was taking place.

Scores of elected Democrats, led by minority leader Nancy Pelosi and congressional caucus chairman Joe Crowley, upped sticks from nearby Washington DC to huddle together, analyse what went wrong...

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