“I’ll be the first to admit that the DNC didn’t put its best foot forward in 2016,” Perez told Thom Hartmann, on Tuesday.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The results of a year-long investigation into collusion between Trump and Russia continues to bring dirty deeds to light, but it’s the dirty deeds of of the Democratic Party that are bubbling up to the surface. The Uranium One Scandal, the Tony Podesta scandal, just wait for the proof on Pizzagate to come out! Ever since Donna Brazile’s book came out, there has not been one word or appearance from Hillary Clinton. It’s very funny watching Democrats struggle to put a happy face on it all, I have not seen spinning like this since my old Camaro got stuck in the snow back when I was a kid.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez admitted that the DNC fell short on ensuring that the Democrats’ presidential primary in 2016 was fair for everybody who ran during an interview on Tuesday.
Perez appeared on “The Thom Hartmann Program” to discuss accusations that the DNC rigged the primary process in favor of Hillary Clinton. Thom Hartmann asked Perez about these accusations and how he is working to resolve them.
“I’ll be the first to admit that we have to earn the trust of everybody,” Perez told Hartmann. “And I’ll be the first to admit that the DNC didn’t put its best foot forward in 2016 and because of that we have trust gaps.”
What Brazile showed was that money rules all else in the Democratic Party—the DNC was bankrupted, and Clinton’s campaign was the highest bidder to hoard as much special interest money into the DNC’s starving coffers. As a result, a progressive, anti-establishment candidate like Sanders had to fight more than a lack of name recognition, party leaders’ endorsements, financial and staffing disadvantages in 2016: he basically was up against a DNC strangled by Clinton’s money-soaked grip.
Perez then explained how he asked Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to serve as DNC Vice Chair to ensure a unified party.
“That is my North Star every day. Leading with our values, making sure that everyone feels like the Democratic Party reflects their values, and is every single day ensuring that people get a fair shake, and making sure that the 2020 election cycle is fair for everybody. And we fell short on that in 2016,” Perez concluded. source