At the end of the day, they want to be for something, one senior Democratic aide said. Theres some frustration that we havent been able to go on the offense on this, and I think theres a sense out there that our guys havent been armed with enough information to push back on what Republicans are doing.
Another aide said Democrats are now at a precipice where we need to rethink our strategy and maybe do something more than just table the motions.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.