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Gunfire brings calls for unity on Capitol Hill

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A shooting spree targeting Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game this morning in Northern Virginia, brought a declaration of unity from House speaker Paul Ryan. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."

But as the Era of Donald Trump gets underway, Democrats are divided. Liberal activists dream of impeachment and enacting a single-payer health system, while party regulars just want to get back to governing. Yesterday, the primary election for Governor of Virginia was a test for both factions. When they get back to business as usual, can Democrats formulate a common strategy for upcoming elections? We hear what happened as both parties call for unity — at least for the moment.

Credits

Guests:
Alexander Burns - New York Times - @alexburnsNYT, Melissa Byrne - political progressive - @mcbyrne, Emanuel Cleaver - US House of Representatives - @repcleaver, David Rolf - Service Employees' International Union - @DavidMRolf, Thomas Edsall - Columbia School of Journalism - @Edsall

More:
Burns on split among Democrats, Edsall on white defections, declining turnout among Democrats

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Luke Vander Ploeg, Katie Cooper