posted at 8:01 pm on April 2, 2017 by John Sexton
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told a Democratic gathering in New Jersey last week that Republicans “don’t give a s**t about people.” The Free Beacon reports Perez said, “You know what embodies the program: ‘I Don’t Care,’ because they don’t give a shit about people.” He was making a comparison between Obamacare and the GOP’s replacement plan.
At the same meeting, Perez said protesters told Donald Trump he didn’t win the election. “January 20th was undeniably an important day in this country, but January 21st was far more important,” Perez said to cheers. He said, “Because the American people, especially women…marched in Washington, D.C., marched in Newark, marched in New York, marched in Los Angeles, marched in Topeka…marched all over the world and said ‘Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values.’ That’s what they said.” He added, “Donald Trump, you didn’t win this election.”
The Republican National Committee put out a statement calling on Perez to apologize. “Chairman Perez’s comments are dangerous and undermine our democratic process,” Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. She continued, “Perhaps Mr. Perez needs a lesson on how the Electoral College works but whether he likes it or not, Donald Trump is our president.
“He should be ashamed of himself for insulting the millions of Americans who don’t share his liberal vision for our country. The Democrats are the minority party because of comments like those, and if he thinks this is the way back from the wilderness, he’s sorely mistaken. Mr. Perez should apologize and Democrats should denounce the rhetoric coming from the new leader of their Party.”
Perez won the DNC chairmanship in February. He was considered the more moderate establishment candidate compared to his rival Keith Ellison.