DNC Chair Candidate Tom Perez Walks Back Comment That Primary Process ‘Was Rigged’



Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, currently running to be head of the DNC, last night walked back comments he made about the primary process being “rigged.”

As he was campaigning for the position, NBC News reports, Perez said this:

We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged and it was. And you’ve got to be honest about it. That’s why we need a chair who is transparent.

Now, that might seem like an oddly cavalier way of admitting the primary process was rigged.

But Perez last night took to Twitter to insist that he simply misspoke:

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