DNC Chair Tom Perez slammed Republican lawmakers and everyone who’ve supported President Trump as “cowards” who “will be judged harshly.”
The head of the Democratic National Committee dropped his name-calling on Monday during a talk at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, calling out those who haven’t challenged President Trump on his agenda.
“They are cowardly,” Perez said during a conversation on “Progressive Policy in the Trump Era.”
“History will not only judge Donald Trump harshly, it will judge [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell, [former House Speaker] Paul Ryan and all the other cowards who refuse to stand up to this president and allowed the party of Lincoln to die,” he told Dean David Weil.
“They will be judged harshly, because whatever he says, goes right now,” the former Obama-era secretary of labor added, as he also took a shot at another Republican senator.
“Look at Lindsey Graham – it’s pathetic,” he said, as reported by Townhall.
Perez recently caught the media’s attention when he announced a ban on Fox News from hosting any Democratic Party presidential debates, pointing to “the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News.”
Not long after he was elected as DNC chairman, Perez unloaded in a foul-mouthed rant that Donald Trump “didn’t win the election.”
During his Monday talk, Perez continued to slam the President as he gave his thoughts about the 2016 election.
Townhall reported, Dean David Weil also asked Perez to analyze the 2016 election a bit more and explain to the audience how Trump became president. Perez admitted that the Democrats didn’t do their part in organizing and maintaining President Obama supporters in swing states. Yet, he added that voters were unfortunately persuaded by Trump’s lofty promises that he’d bring their jobs back.
“He said he had your back but actually he had a knife in your back.”
“He twisted it again last week,” complained Perez, blaming Republicans for not opposing President Trump’s plan to end the Affordable Care Act while they passed “the most reckless tax cut in American history” last year.
His comments Monday on the “cowards” who support Trump sparked a huge backlash on Twitter where Trump supporters dared Perez to “bring it on.”
“Cowardly? Trump has to fight for everything he does, and we’re fighting right along with him. Trump is not a coward, and neither are his supporters. As far as being judged harshly… for what? For protecting American citizens, and trying to MAGA?” said another tweet.