Jarrett: NY-23 Shows Republicans More and More Extreme

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Nov 1, 2009 10:10am

Moderate NY Republican Dede Scozzafava’s move Saturday to drop out of the NY-23 Congressional race drew harsh criticism from the President’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett.  She told me this morning on This Week that it shows the Republican party has become, “more and more extreme and more and more marginalized.”

She did say that the White House would love to have the moderate Republican throw her support behind the Democratic candidate Bill Owens over Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. “It’s rather telling when the Republican party forces out a moderate Republican and I think it says a great deal about where the Republican party leadership is right now,” Jarrett said.

-George Stephanopoulos

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