The conservative Republican did an interview with The Daily Beast. Some excerpts:
On the GOP's insufficient outreach to minority voters: "'I think every single Republican should be concerned,' Watts says. 'And I think for every single Republican, it’s not a time when we’re going to abandon the party, but it is a time to say the party’s got some tough decisions to make. We can’t keep relying on tired old models. After Obama was elected, I had a guy tell me, ‘If they turn out the black vote, we’ll just turn out more white votes.’ How silly is that?'"
On the lack of diversity within the Congressional Republican leadership: "Watts says he wasn’t surprised recently when Speaker of the House John Boehner — the man he ousted as House Republican Conference Chairman back in 1998 when the membership considered Boehner too squishy-moderate — announced a roster of committee chairmen that was entirely populated (except for a lone white woman) by pasty, middle-aged white guys. 'The fact is, you’re not going to create diversity in the committee chairs if you don’t create diversity in the grass roots,' he says.'"