DNC Chair Tom Perez slammed the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday; calling his firing a “gross abuse of power” despite calling for the senior Trump aide’s removal in March 2017.
“This is a gross abuse of power and extremely dangerous to the rule of law. And put simply, it doesn’t pass the smell test,” said Perez in written statement just minutes after Sessions announced he would be stepping down.
Trump's attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation with the hiring of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General is a gross abuse of power and extremely dangerous to the rule of law. https://t.co/Hy4qpMghib
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) November 7, 2018
The top Democrat conveniently ignores his heated rhetoric from early last year, demanding “Sessions must resign” after claiming he “lied under oath and committed perjury.”
No spin from Trump admin can hide the fact that Sessions lied under oath and committed perjury about Russian ties. Sessions must resign.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) March 2, 2017
DNC DENIAL: Tom Perez Says Trump’s Economy ‘Leaving Working Families Behind’
Chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez threw cold-water on Friday’s sizzling economic statistics over the weekend; bizarrely saying the US recovery was “leaving working families behind” because recent wage growth isn’t “keeping up with inflation.”
“New economic numbers from Friday showed a quarter of a million new jobs, steady unemployment at a 49-year-low… Your statement in response to the numbers was ‘Too many working families have been left behind in the Trump economy.’ What are you talking about?” asked CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I’m talking about real wage growth… We created more jobs in the last 21 months in the Obama administration than in the first 21 months of the Trump administration. People need to feel if they work a full time job they can afford to feed their families,” fired-back Perez.
TOTAL DENIAL: Tom Perez Says the DEMOCRAT Can STILL WIN Ohio Special Election
DNC chair Tom Perez apparently missed the memo on Ohio’s special election Tuesday; bizarrely suggesting the Democrat challenger could still win despite state officials certifying the Trump-backed candidate’s victory last week.
Perez was speaking during a recent radio interview when he was asked to weigh-in on the Democrats’ chances of retaking control of Congress this fall; saying GOP lawmaker Troy Balderson may “end up being declared the winner.”
“Forty-three seats have flipped from red to blue in places like Oklahoma, Kentucky, across the map,” Perez said, “and we have the most recent election in Ohio, the 12th Congressional District, which is a district Republicans have held for 35 years, and it was a jump ball.”
“By the time they count it, it’ll be election, so don’t take any curtain measurements Mr. Balderson if you end up being declared the winner,” Perez responded.