President Bill Clinton addresses members of the Democratic Leadership Council in 1993. The group provided much of the intellectual capital for his agenda and his presidency, and a platform for centrist Democrats. The organization announced this week that it is shutting down after 26 years.
He said he still believes the DLC may have a role to play.
“We were an insurgent group, but once you change politics, then the role is a little bit different,” he said. “What the DLC did in its heyday, it broke eggs a lot more. We challenged orthodoxy.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.