The Congressional Black Caucus On Wednesday Dealt A Blow To Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Passing A No-confidence Vote Against The Embattled Party Boss.
Caucus members told Politico that Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) introduced the debate over the DNC’s controversial superdelegate system and eventually led to the motion passing against Perez. The mood inside the room is said to have been “heated” as the vote was argued. Members “felt that the DNC pitted them against their constituents,” according to Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
“So now if they want to be a delegate, they have to run against their constituents who want to be delegates, and it’s an unfair proposition,” the Louisana Democrat told Politico. “We don’t want to run against our constituents, so the caucus had made its position known. … It speaks for itself.”
The superdelegate issue was a flashpoint during the 2016 Democrat primary, where critics argued the system afforded advantages to establishment candidates, such ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her insurgent rival sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the nomination process. – READ MORE