Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” retiring Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon, is “very unhealthy” for the Republican Party.
Dent said, “We can’t have candidates that appeal to a very narrow base. The Roy Moore candidacy, before the allegations, this man was unfit. I didn’t support him either. I said I never would. The party shouldn’t have gotten behind him. The candidacy was a disaster.”
He added, “Nominating people who have no appeal outside of a very narrow base, I believe it hurts very much. I think it’s — it absolutely does damage to the party. A lot of these people, they’re not about expanding the base. Politics and getting elected is about addition, not subtraction, inclusion, not exclusion. You hear people like Roy Moore and Steve Bannon and others, they’re talking about exclusion and I think that is — very unhealthy.”
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