California’s outgoing Governor Jerry Brown raised eyebrows with members of his own party this week; publicly admitting that the Democrats have moved too far to the left for “the majority of people.”
Brown was speaking with Capital Public Radio in what could be one of his final interviews in office Tuesday; saying the Republican Party has major opportunities throughout California and the rest of the country with Democrats lurching towards more progressive policies.
“The weakness of the Republican Party has let the Democratic Party, I think, go get further out than I think the majority of people want,” Brown says. “So there’s plenty of opportunity for Republicans if they just pause, look at the world as it really is, and try to come up with something in the tradition of Lincoln and Eisenhower and other great Republicans.”
Democratic Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom will take control of the Golden State in January 2019.
Read the full interview here.