Candidate For DNC Chair Dodged Question 3 Times
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez refused to answer when asked if the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged during Wednesday nights debate for the DNC Chair position.
The former Obama administration official dodged the question 3 different times when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Below are the responses Perez gave when asked by Cuomo three different times on whether the primaries were rigged:
“Well, you know, here are the facts, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary. Hillary Clinton also won the popular vote. At the same time, because of the absence of transparency in the Democratic primary, there was a crisis of trust that ensued. And what we need in the chair of the Democratic Party is to make sure that in fact, and in perception, every single day, you are fair and neutral. That’s why when you asked a question before about primaries, you have to let that primary process go.
If I were the chair–if I have the privilege of winning, for instance, one of the things I would recommend would be that we set the primary debate schedule long in advance of when we know who the candidates are, we have to do everything to make sure we’re fair and transparent. And it’s not only in how we set the primary process; the DNC is black hole. And we have a crisis of confidence because it is. And that’s why the leader of the DNC needs to make sure–”
“Again, the process, because of the absence of transparency, it created that crisis of relevance and it created the distrust that people didn’t trust the outcome.”
“Well, again, you know, we meet every single day as leader of the Labor Department, leader of the Civil Rights Division, and I hope to be leader of the Democratic Party. We have to do everything in transparent fashion and when you do that, you earn trust, trust isn’t something you’re given. It’s something you earn.”
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