Remember a few months back when Democrats launched a “unity tour” to bring their party together? It doesn’t look like it worked. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison, the heads of the DNC, are apparently at each other’s throats.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Report: DNC Chair Perez Butting Heads, Getting in ‘Explosive Fights’ With Deputy Chair Ellison
The relationship between Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez and his deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), is very rocky, with “explosive fights” between the two men, according to a new report.
The DNC is plagued with in-fighting between the lingering pro-Hillary Clinton and pro-Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) factions left over from the 2016 presidential campaign, Politico reported Tuesday. One of the sticking points is Sanders’ ongoing refusal to hand over his sizable voter data from the primaries.
“Neither side is satisfied, and words like ‘crazy,’ ‘still doesn’t get it,’ and, in one case, ‘Judas’ are tossed around to describe people in the opposite camp,” Politico reported.
The tension has boiled over to even the highest levels of the party, between Clinton ally Perez and Sanders ally Ellison.
“The relationship between Perez and [Ellison], the former rival whom Perez named deputy chair in an attempt to ease tribal infighting, remains chilly, with periodic explosive fights over party strategy and appointments,” Politico noted.
A lot of this probably stems from the dismal fundraising the DNC has been doing for months. They’re probably panicked about their finances.