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APRIL 4, 2017
Perez is an idiot that will lead the DNC down. The comments by Perez, Labor secretary under President Obama, appear to leave little doubt about the direction in which he will try to take the struggling committee. “Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values. You didn’t win this election,” Perez said at the rally hosted by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel later slammed Perez’s comments, saying they are "dangerous and undermine our democratic process.” “Perhaps Mr. Perez needs a lesson on how the Electoral College works. But whether he likes it or not, Donald Trump is our president," McDaniel also said. "He should be ashamed of himself for insulting the millions of Americans who don’t share his liberal vision for our country." Washington Democrats have since 2010 lost control of the House, then the Senate and the White House in 2016.
The defeat last year of frontrunner Hillary Clinton was an especially tough loss, considering hacked emails revealed that committee leaders tried to give Clinton the edge over primary challengers. And committee Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, resigned in the aftermath. Perez spoke Friday in Newark, New Jersey, ahead of the state’s gubernatorial election in November, and thanked attendees for participating in the worldwide protests after Trump took office in January.
Perez was elected by Democrats in February,
in a close race with Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected
to Congress. The contest was considered one between a progressive
and an establishment candidate in Perez and raised concerns about whether
either could reconnect with disaffected, Middle America loyalists who this
time voted for Trump.