- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 15, 2020

Rep. Maxine Waters says the solution to the Democratic Party’s internal debates regarding future primary election can be found at the “fancy” soirées held in Beverly Hills.

The California Democrat told CNBC this week that Los Angeles money should equal far more power when it comes to influencing presidential elections.

“As you know, we have candidates who fly out to Los Angeles from everywhere to raise money,” she said Thursday. “As a matter of fact, it had gotten so that you would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners. And some of our contributors who are very rich were holding, you know, fancy parties, trying to accommodate the request for donations and contributions. And so, you know, the conclusion, the thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say.”

Her remarks come in the wake of the party’s Iowa caucus, which spun out of control due to problems with a Shadow Inc. app relied on for tabulating results.

“Beyond that, a lot of people have come to the conclusion that it should not simply be Iowa and New Hampshire and certainly they are not reflective of the makeup of this country,” Ms. Waters added. “And so, California has a role to play.”

The clip was quickly uploaded to the Republican Party’s “War Room” YouTube channel, although NBC Universal flagged it on copyright grounds.

Republicans can issue a fair use challenge the ruling.

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