Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) on Sunday said the Democratic Party has moved “very far to the left” over the past five or six years.
In an interview on NBC's “Meet The Press,” Webb said the Democrats are looking at 2018 and they “don't have a message.”
“When you can't have a Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which was a primary celebratory event of the Democratic Party for years, because Jefferson and Jackson were slaveholders,” Webb, a candidate in the 2016 Democratic primary race, said.
“They were also great Americans in their day. Something different has happened to the Democratic Party.”
Webb said the Democratic Party's message has “been shaped toward identity politics”
“And they've lost the key part of their base,” he said.