At a University of Minnesota event he noted, "Barack Obama could have been a better party leader. ... Given that we lost a lot of statehouse seats, governorships, secretaries of state, his true legacy is in danger. I think he can't say that he wasn't part of those losses. ... He's really good at getting himself elected. ... Your legacy is not a building that he's going to construct in Chicago housing his presidential papers."
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota said Tuesday a "new spirit" has emerged in the Democratic Party as he reached out to progressive activists that have risen up against President Trump and are working to advance policies that lift up the working class.