November 5, 2018
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said on Sunday that the Democratic party has “never hesitated” to take action against fellow Democrats who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper asked Perez about the allegations against DNC vice-chair Congressman Keith Ellison (D., Minn.).
“So one of the most important movements of the last year or two is the me too movement and the time’s up movement, women standing up and saying, men can’t treat us like this anymore. The ex-girlfriend of your deputy at the DNC, Congressman Keith Ellison, is accusing him of domestic abuse now, an investigation commissioned by the Minnesota Democratic Party was, quote, unable to substantiate the claim of physical abuse. Is that good enough? What do you say to women in the Democratic Party who say, why is this guy still the vice chair of the DNC?” Tapper asked.
“What I say is that we should always take those complaints seriously and we do, and that’s why an investigation was conducted,” Perez responded. “That’s why Congressman Ellison asked for a House ethics investigation. And Democrats have never hesitated to take action, unlike Republicans.”
This article was posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:20 am