Democratic Nationwide Committee Chair Tom Perez launched a surprising assault on Republican lawmakers, saying historical past will “decide” them for supporting President Trump.
Perez made the feedback throughout a dialogue at Brandeis College’s Heller College for Social Coverage and Administration on Monday evening, the place he spoke at size about Donald Trump “twisting the knife” within the backs of the American folks by trying to repeal the Reasonably priced Care Act.
“The rationale why we [Democrats] are successful, and we received at scale in 2018, is as a result of our message is obvious. Our message was: we’re those who even have your again on the problems that actually matter. Healthcare, training. He stated he had your again, however truly he had a knife in your again,” Perez stated.
The DNC chair continued that President Trump discovered success in 2016 by placing “concern on the poll,” and that Republican lawmakers who’ve supported his insurance policies over the past three years are “cowards” who’ve allowed harm to be accomplished to their half.
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“It is humorous to look at all these Republicans operating away from that [the Affordable Care Act], as a result of, the factor is, they’re cowardly,” Perez stated.
“I imply, historical past won’t solely decide Donald Trump harshly. It’s going to decide Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and all the opposite cowards who refused to face as much as this president and allowed the social gathering of Lincoln to die. They are going to be judged harshly as a result of no matter he says goes proper now.”
Perez continued by calling out Sen. Lindsay Graham, as soon as a vocal critic of President Trump who now speaks supportively of the president and on his behalf. Perez known as Graham’s habits “pathetic.”
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Perez, who spoke proudly of his household’s authorized immigration, has been Chair of the DNC since February 2017, and beforehand labored because the Secretary of Labor beneath the Obama administration from 2013-2017.