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Tim is returning to the national spotlight — just not as a candidate

CBS ran a great interview with Tim about the launch of We The People as a home for people who are exhausted by toxic partisan politics and who want to forge a new kind of discourse in our country. 

“For Ryan, who briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019, it’s a jump back into the national fray on his own terms, giving him a vehicle for traveling the country and connecting with voters, particularly those who are frustrated both with Washington and with the political movement led by former President Donald Trump.

In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Ryan said his efforts in the coming year will be focused solely on convening policy events and on promoting an inclusive, pro-democracy dialogue among voters, rather than on laying the groundwork for a political campaign.

‘There is an exhausted majority in the country, and they feel like they don’t have any political home at all,’ Ryan said, describing his target audience as those who have been ‘checking out.’

‘We will also take a strong and hostile position against these forces of hate and anger and fear and division in the country,’ Ryan said. ‘That’s the only way for us, in my estimation, for us to allow all of this greatness happening in the country to be able to bloom and to grow.’”

Read the whole interview here.

File: DES MOINES, IA – AUGUST 10: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) (L) speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. STEPHEN MATUREN / GETTY IMAGES