Shariad Kelkar, an African American attorney, took to Twitter Tuesday to explain the “gotcha” part of politics.
She tweeted a link to a video of former President Bill Clinton saying the Democratic Party’s platform would “destroy” America.
“We need a party that speaks to the working class, not the wealthy, not corporations,” Clinton said in the video, which he shared in August.
“We need an economic populist party that stands up to corporations and Wall Street, to Wall Street.
We need an independent party that represents all Americans.”
The platform says the party “will oppose all efforts to roll back the gains of the last 40 years, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”
“We will reject corporate welfare, crony capitalism, cronies, lobbyists, and special interests,” it says.
Clinton has also criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic rival Bernie Sanders for their positions on issues like abortion, climate change and foreign policy.
“What you have to understand is this is a different election than you’re used to seeing,” Kelker wrote.
“It’s going to be more complex, more nuanced, more complicated.
It’s going in the opposite direction of the Republican agenda.”
She said she was not referring to a general election in 2020.
But she said, in the wake of the election, she thinks Democrats should start looking at 2020.
“The next election, it might be 2020,” she said.
“But it might not be 2020.
I don’t know.”
Kelman was also among the first black female elected officials to serve in Congress.
She served on the House Judiciary Committee from 2007 to 2011.