As the Republican administration and Congress struggle to gain momentum on their agenda, the Democratic Party is facing its own internal troubles. Democrats are still looking to come together under a new chair of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), and they cannot seem to agree on strategy. Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons, who attended the party’s recent soul searching retreat in Baltimore, sits down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss where the energy is in the party, the middle ground Democrats need to find and a need for opening the candidate pool to new contenders.

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