Democratic Leader Under Fire

Oct 13, 2017

Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez, is coming under fire from some fellow Democrats. According to Democratic activists, Perez is not doing enough to create enthusiasm in the party and his fundraising efforts are ineffective. July was the DNC’ worst fundraising month since 2007. “A lot of us feel like there’s nothing exciting, nothing invigorating coming from that building and particularly from Tom Perez,” said a Democratic fundraiser. According to the fundraiser, Perez is doing little if anything to “reach out to all the big fundraisers.” Recently Perez announced that he’d be returning to some teaching duties at Brown University. A strategist for the DNC said, “Being DNC chair is a full time job. There isn’t time for side gigs.” According to Representative Luis Gutiérrez, Perez was an “establishment pick.” “Part of the problem is that when you’re a parachutist into the party [and] you didn’t work yourself up the party chain and in the trenches, I think you’re going to have problems, especially with [what] is still a very divisive and contested match,” said Gutiérrez.