He spent the last year cursing at Republicans. Now it’s members of his own party who have choice words for DNC Chair Tom Perez, frustrated with yet another mess he’s created.
For as disruptive as the firestorm he ignited over abortion was last year, Perez’s latest controversy is fueling the base’s already deep mistrust in the party. And it could seriously undermine Democrats’ turnout efforts in 2018 and beyond.
Several prominent Democrats, including his own deputy, are condemning Perez for endorsing establishment candidates in multiple New York Democratic primaries after promising he wouldn’t.
HuffPost: Party Chairman Tom Perez Faces Criticism Inside DNC For Endorsing Andrew Cuomo
The Nation: Breaking a Promise, Tom Perez Puts His Thumb on the Scale for Andrew Cuomo
NBC News: Party chief Tom Perez says DNC must keep out of primaries, then intervenes for Cuomo
CNN: Progressives seethe over DNC chair Perez's decision to back Cuomo in NY primary fight
Politico: Perez infuriates liberals with Cuomo endorsement
The Washington Post: DNC chairman Perez endorses Cuomo and roils liberal activists
Splinter: Top Democrats Unite to Tell Anyone Who Dares Oppose Andrew Cuomo to Go to Hell
The Hill: DNC chair's endorsement of Cuomo creates fissure with deputy
The Daily Caller: Tom Perez Dragged Through Mud By His Own Party After Supporting Cuomo
Townhall: DNC: We Should Stay Out Of Primaries, But Vote Andrew Cuomo For NY Governor
The Washington Free Beacon: DNC Chair Endorses Cuomo Over Cynthia Nixon After Pledging Not to Meddle in Dem Primaries