WATCH: DNC Chair Tom Perez Accidentally Says ‘There Are No Moderate Democrats Basically Left’
DNC Chairman Tom Perez made quite a gaffe on Monday night.
Appearing on All In With Chris Hayes, Perez was asked how much the “news cycle” matters, which he responded by saying “of course it matters.”
“When you see the mistreatment of Dr. Ford, that’s a mistreatment of every woman across America,” Perez said. “When we see kids ripped from their parents at the border, that’s an affront to our values as a nation. When you see the union movement attacked by Republicans day in and day out, when we see that there are no guardrails in Washington, I mean, we know that for sure.”
But then Perez said the following:
“There are no moderate Democrats basically left- moderate Republicans left in the United States.” Perez quickly corrected himself.
“Careful!” Chris Hayes reacted.
“There are no moderate Republicans left in the United States Senate,” Perez continued. “You know, we need to elect more Democrats in the Senate, the House and the state houses. And so I see that every day, and what I see everywhere is that people understand that democracy can’t be a spectator sport anymore. And I see not only women are activated, but millennials are activated. I see rural voters activated because we’re organizing everywhere. People understand that preexisting conditions aren’t just for Democrats or Republicans or rural voters or urban voters. These issues touch people everywhere.”
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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