Turning Up the Heat on Trump: Dems Say 'Culture of Corruption' to Be Focus of Midterms

May 21, 2018
In The News

Democrats are going to make prosecuting what they called a "culture of corruption" in President Donald Trump's administration a central theme of this year's midterm elections, the party's congressional leaders signaled Monday.... "The problem is that a lot of people hear that (economic) message, they agree with that message, but they're not convinced that we can actually get it done because they view Washington as captured by special interests," Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., who helped craft the new strategy, told NBC News.... "We realized that every other message we're putting out there needs to be accompanied by a democracy reform agenda," Sarbanes continued. "We think that that caffeinates every other message that we're delivering." ... He added at the news conference: "The people know what happens when a culture of corruption takes hold. Government works for somebody else and not for them."