“Tom Perez has been elected as first Latino leader of Democratic Party,” washingtonpost.com reports. “Someday they’re going to study this era of American history,” Perez said after his victory. “They’re going to ask the question of all of us . . .
“Where were you in 2017, when we had the worst president in the history of the United States? And we will be able to say . . . that the united Democratic Party led the resistance, and ensured this president was a one-term president.”
As for guns, last October, then Labor Secretary Perez attended the Vocal Majority Tour in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, sponsored by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control PAC Americans for Responsible Solutions.
Aside from his unwavering support for an anti-gun rights politician by the name of Hillary Clinton, Mr. Perez’ presence at the event tells you what you need to know about his support for gun control. If not this [via greensboro.com]:
The local speakers were joined by Tom Perez, U.S. secretary of labor, who urged voters to reject the false choices presented by the gun lobby in regard to gun laws.
“If I want to make sure someone who makes a terrorist watch list doesn’t get access to the ability to purchase a gun, somehow that means the Second Amendment is dead in America,” Perez said. “That’s a false choice. We can protect the Second Amendment and protect communities.”
That’s code for “I support gun control” (and couldn’t give a fig about due process). In case you didn’t know. Anyway, here’s the Republican Party’s [non-gun rights-mentioning] official reaction to Perez’ ascension.
The Democrat Party has lost touch with the American people. Voters spoke loud and clear last November that they wanted a change in Washington and to reverse the failed policies of the last eight years.
Families across the country are tired of skyrocketing premiums when they were promised affordable health care. They’re tired of the Obama Economy that’s left too many behind. President Trump and Republican representatives heard the voters’ message loud and clear, and now hold a near historic number of offices across the country.
By selecting a D.C. insider, Democrats only create deeper divisions within their own party by pushing a far left agenda that rejects a majority of their base outside Washington. The DNC would be well-served to learn from two straight election cycle losses, encourage the leaders in their party to listen to what the voters want, and get to work with Republicans to fix the mess they created.