The Democrat Party has always played hard and aggressive in politics. When it come to their internal politics, the same rules seem to apply in the election of a Chair for the DNC. The full court press is on for the election of Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next chair. His supporters are hard charging for his election. Is this a political correctness motive or an attempt to drive the Democrats to the extreme left?
As written by Adelle Nazrian for Breitbart:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic party leaders are reportedly concerned with the extreme and aggressive approach radical progressives have exhibited in lobbying for hard left Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) in his race to become the Democratic National Committee’s next chairman.
“I am not interested in anarchy,” Marcel L. Groen, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democrats, told the Washington Times. “It was over the top and I contacted Keith, and Keith tried to stop it, to his credit. I want their enthusiasm and energy, but I do want it harnessed,”he said, adding, “Let’s say you were completely uncommitted. You don’t want 300 people calling you and telling you what to do.”
Groen said the extreme pro-Ellison effort pushed his support in the direction of Tom Perez, a former labor secretary who served under Barack Obama and is seen as the Democratic Party’s establishment choice to head the DNC.
Some DNC members are still undecided about whether they will vote for Ellison or Perez. One such member, David O’Brien, told the Washington Times a progressive told him it would be an “injustice” if Ellison did not win the seat.
This week, Perez reportedly claimed he had 180 pledged voters out of 224 he needs to win the chairmanship. According to Politico, Ellison pushed back, telling DNC membership in an email that Perez was trying “to exert pressure on you.”
Part of the email, which does not mention Perez by name, read, “You received a voicemail, email and a text message trying to make the race sound like it is over. And the goal is …..
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