[Former RNC Chair Michael] Steele argued that it makes little sense to have more than one Republican response [referring to the plans for Marco Rubio to give the GOP response and Rand Paul to give the Tea Party response], thereby delivering a “bifurcated message” when the party should be unifying.
“The Republican Party is the party of white guys and Michael,” Cokie Roberts asserted.
“You saw what they did with me,” Steele quipped in response before Roberts added, “You can’t make a party of that.”
“Is it possible this party continues to split apart?” Scarborough asked. Steele said yes: The RNC is trying to come back with messaging and going on a “listening tour,” but they’re “tone deaf.”
“They make people feel unwelcome in the party,” Roberts argued.
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