Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tom Perez blasted churchgoers, those who read the NRA newsletter, and those who watch Fox News.
On Wednesday, Perez spoke at “The Court In Crisis: What’s Next For Progressives After Kavanaugh” event where he claimed the Democratic Party’s message isn’t getting across to voters because “people buy” what they hear at church.
“[W]e all have to make sure we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so that we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra,” Perez said at the Demand Justice event. “They’ve had a big orchestra for some time, and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at a local level, Fox at a national level.”
The DNC chairman claimed the reason they weren’t “penetrating” voters in specific areas:
“I’ve learned this from the outreach we’ve done at the DNC. Why aren’t we penetrating, I asked. And I had someone in northwestern Wisconsin tell me, ‘you know what, for most of the people I know, their principal sources of information are Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.’ And it should come as a surprise to no one that our message doesn’t penetrate. It should come as a surprise to no one that that person has elevated the issue, of course, to the top, because that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing. We have to focus on one issue of Roe vs. Wade.’”
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Perez has previously said during “The Bill Press Show” interview that he believed Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was the “future of our party.”