A Democratic strategist says she and others are fed up with white males leading the Democratic party and they want the front-runners to exit their presidential campaigns and support women who are running.
Alexis Grenell appeared on CNN on Wednesday to explain her position to Brooke Baldwin, who seemed very agreeable to the idea. She says she wants Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Beto O'Rourke, and Joe Biden (who has not declared yet) to drop out of the presidential race.
"I voted proudly for Bernie in the 2016 Democratic primary, and defender him against charges of sexism," Grenell wrote in her Daily Beast opinion column. "Now I can't stand the sight of his name in my inbox proclaiming, 'not me, us,' if I'll just chip in $3."
Grenell was offended that Sanders would announce his campaign on the same day that fellow progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced her plan for government subsidized childcare.
"Well it just sort of to me epitomized the whole problem," Grenell explained.
"Literally we have this woman," she continued, "who is a mother of two, releasing the most expansive plan for subsidized childcare in America, with some personal experience to inform it and the same day this guy does a canon ball into the news cycle and gets everybody else wet.
"And it's all we can talk about and think about when there's actually something substantive that's meaningful and important to pay attention to," she concluded, "and that's the bigger problem with all these guys."
Grenell sighed loudly at the very mention of Beto O'Rourke's name, and opined that it was unacceptable for the white male candidates to promise to add a female vice presidential candidate.
"There's sort of an implicit bias here that a woman can't beat Trump," she added.
"It's unspoken, it's unsaid," Grenell continued, "but already they've raised millions of dollars more than the female candidates in the race who have this uphill battle, period, regardless of whether there are men in the race, to be taken seriously."
Here's the interview with Grenell:
.@agrenell: "To the White Men Running to Be the Democratic Presidential Candidate: Can You Not?" She dishes on gend… https://t.co/DK4BeGiRZb— Brooke Baldwin (@Brooke Baldwin) 1553113569.0
Grenell said that the white males should instead drop out and put their influence behind women running in the primary election.