You know it’s bad when the head of the DNC is embarrassed by the leaders of the Democratic Party. DNC Chair Tom Perez appeared on CNN the other night to discuss the results from recent primaries and special elections. There is a growing theme among Republican candidates to tie their opponents to Nancy Pelosi. She continues to be one of the most unpopular public officials in the country and there seems to be some leverage with voters when Democrats are linked to her.
When asked if she is a burden to some Democratic candidates Perez gave a non-answer saying, “Listen, every Democrat running for office is going to do what they think is in the best interest of their district.”
He then went out of his way to change the subject.
Here is the transcript:
BERMAN: “And I understand — I understand that they’re running on Pelosi. But again, Danny O’Connor made his position clear. Do you think she is a bit of burden to some Democratic candidates?”
PEREZ: “Listen, every Democrat running for office is going to do what they think is in the best interest of their district. Nancy Pelosi is responsible for the passage of the Affordable Care Act. We wouldn’t have coverage for people with preexisting conditions without the leadership of Nancy Pelosi. And so, millions of Americans are in better shape because of that. And again, as I said every person who’s running in a particular district is going to make their judgment. And what we’re seeing across the country is people want to know how are you going to help improve my life? How are you going improve public education? How are you going to make sure that prescription drug prices don’t keeps skyrocketing? How are you going to save my mother who has breast cancer and kick a coverage if you repeal the Affordable Care Act. These are the things that Democrats are focused on. And frankly, the abscess of any message on the Republican side is really remarkable. And that’s why we keep winning in places where we have no business winning. And we’re competitive in a place where the congressmen in 2016 won by over 30 points. That’s remarkable.”