DNC chairman: Republicans 'don't give a s— about people' on healthcare
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told a crowd of attendees at a conference Friday that Republicans “don’t give a s— about people” when discussing healthcare reform.
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Speaking at the New Jersey Working Families Alliance at an event that was broadcast on Facebook Live, Perez mentioned the failed Republican attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare last month.
The chairman slammed President Trump, arguing the president “wants his name on everything” except for the proposed healthcare legislation.
“Well I’ll tell you my idea, because you know what embodies their program? ‘I don’t care,’” Perez said, referencing the GOP’s failed measures, adding to applause, “Because they don’t give a s— about people.”
Perez was elected in February to serve as the party’s chairman after a crowded race. His first action as the chairman was to nominate his rival, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), to serve as his deputy.
Ellison ran his campaign on a platform of reform and change for the party, while Perez, who served as former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHarris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Five ways America would take a hard left under Joe Biden Valerie Jarrett: ‘Democracy depends upon having law enforcement’ MORE’s Labor secretary, was dubbed the “establishment” choice in the race.