Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party

Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic PartyOpposition Democrats chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. Perez, a labor secretary under former president Barack Obama and the party’s first Hispanic-American leader, immediately named the contest’s runner-up, leftist lawmaker Keith Ellison, as the party’s deputy chairman. “Someday, they’re going to study this era in American history… and ask the question, of all of us, where were you in 2017 when we had the worst president in the history of the United States?” said Perez, 55.



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