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Here is what Jeff Foxx, former FOX anchor and producer of his Fox Business Network show, “Making Money with Jeff Foxx,” told FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan on “Varney & Co.”
Trish Regan: Democrats’ effort to get drug prices controlled has apparently collapsed. The defeat of the “Fix Our Damn Drug Prices Act of 2019” in the US Senate set off a red wave that saw the eight red governors lose at the polls including Arkansas Democrat Mike Ross and Governor-elect Laura Kelly who defeated Republican incumbent Tom Cotton. Looks like Democrats may struggle in the 2020 race to regain control of the Senate. Jeff Foxx, FOX Business Network anchor and producer of his Fox Business Network show, “Making Money with Jeff Foxx” joins me now from Washington. Jeff, so why did Democrats lose the blue governors race?
Jeff Foxx: Well, and if you notice we had a lot of red states that went red. Where we had, Mike Ross was the only Democrat running in Arkansas and what do you know, Democrats lost eight seats in the House of Representatives and I think if it were not for Mike Ross’ conservative stance on healthcare there’s a lot of Democrats who think it was because Mike Ross went a little bit to the right on the “Fix Our Damn Drug Prices Act” and I think a lot of the polls showed that. Because those numbers don’t move and that legislation never was passed and people know that and I just think that’s what happened.
Trish Regan: Now this breakdown has turned some on the far left, critics calling for a new political uprising. They are comparing Democratic losses in office to President Bush’s 2004 election loss to Democrat John Kerry and saying those blue-collar Republicans who voted for Trump are joining the tea party. Jeff, what are the implications of these setbacks for the democratic party?
Jeff Foxx: Well, I think that you know Trish, you mentioned the tea party and these kinds of things happened and I think the Democratic party was kind of weary of that so this vote that we saw has angered a lot of Democrats across the country. It wasn’t just one race, it was eight races across the country. I think a lot of it has to do with people saying, you know it is time for the people to take over and have control of their government and I think in all these other races people said the same thing that they would like to have a say over where their government is going. They’re not happy with where our government is going so they just did the exact opposite thing, they took the exact opposite approach.
Trish Regan: Now what can Democrats take away from this?
Jeff Foxx: Well Trish I think it’s not time for Democrats to panic and start bickering because in a lot of these red states, it was a control of the Congress so in all this change that was going on, a lot of those red states were sending democrats or republicans to Washington and they had control over healthcare and control over so the democrats did flip those states but in a majority of them they are now control of that red state legislature.