The Democratic Party’s new leader Tom Perez has some issues. You’ll be surprised (or maybe not) to learn that Perez has some baggage and none of it is good.
The Lid Blog reported:
New DNC Chair Tom Perez Has Problems W/ Email, Ethics, Racism and Perjury
Anyone who believes the Democrats dodged a bullet by choosing Perez over Ellison is wrong. Perez was not only the choice of the Clinton wing of the party, but he has many of he same issues as Hillary Clinton, including email, ethics, telling the truth, and a belief that only Caucasians can commit race crimes.
This past December The Hill exposed that as reported that Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Perez used a private email account violating the Federal Records Act, and then tried to cover it up.
“The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, along with the minority staff on the Senate Judiciary Committee, launched an investigation. They found Mr. Perez had tried to cover up the quid pro quo and ‘likely violated both the spirit and letter of the Federal Records Act’ by using his personal email accounts to conduct official government business. The House subpoenaed his emails.”
All told Perez violated the Federal Records Act 34 times while working for the Department of Justice:
“What’s more, in a letter sent to Mr. Issa Wednesday, Peter J. Kadzik, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at Justice, responded to the subpoena and admitted Mr. Perez violated the Federal Records Act (which requires that federal business is archived) at least 34 times. The letter also suggested Mr. Perez used his personal email account almost 1,200 times for official government business.”
There’s much more, read it all here.
How is any of this going to help Democrats win back the voters they’ve lost?
It won’t. But maybe that’s not the point. Maybe they just want to keep raising money. Maybe this is all about keeping the gravy train running.