Higgins: Democrats Lacking Leadership in Congress

"We have to, as a party, offer something beyond resistance"

Brian Mazurowski
June 14, 2018 - 11:04 am

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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - One of Western New York's top Democrats is speaking out against the party's leadership in Washington

Congressman Brian Higgins said he no longer is supporting Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, citing her lack of leadership. 

"The Democratic Party has to offer something affirmative," Higgins told WBEN Thursday. "The fact that we're not advancing as an alternative to the President's biggest campaign promise, an infrastructure bill that no one is taking seriously. Congress is not debating it, the nation's mayors and governors aren't discussing it, because it's not a real bill."

Higgins, growing increasingly frustrated with the Democratic leadership, said that it's time the party offers an alternative. 

"We have to, as a party, offer something beyond resistance," Higgins said. "That is a substantial plan on healthcare and infrastructure that we haven't done."

"I'm saying the leadership in the Democratic party is not there on any of these issues. You have to be specific. You have to tell people what it is you want to do, how it is you're going to do it, and how it's going to effect their lives. That's not happening. We need to do better as a party not only nationally, but locally as well."

You can hear Higgins' complete comments to WBEN below:

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