/Senior black Democrats urge party chairman to take responsibility for Iowa | TheHill

Senior black Democrats urge party chairman to take responsibility for Iowa | TheHill


Senior leadership in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s ‘wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE days after the bungled Iowa caucuses, demanding he take accountability for the situation.

The letter was penned on Feb. 5 — two days after Iowa caucused — by four Democrats: CBC Chairwoman Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBlack News Channel, first 24-7 news network created ‘by black people, for black people’ launches in US Omar calls on US to investigate Turkey over possible war crimes in Syria McConnell takes heat from all sides on impeachment MORE (Calif.), CBC PAC Chairman Rep. Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon MeeksOcasio-Cortez defends decision not to pay dues to House Democratic campaign arm Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Facebook deepfake ban falls short | House passes bills to win 5G race | Feds sound alarm on cyberthreat from Iran | Ivanka Trump appearance at tech show sparks backlash House Democrats urge financial regulators to defend against Iranian cyberattacks MORE (N.Y.) and Reps. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeDemocrats look to ramp up fight over Trump’s war powers Overnight Defense: House passes bills to rein in Trump on Iran | Pentagon seeks Iraq’s permission to deploy missile defenses | Roberts refuses to read Paul question on whistleblower during impeachment trial Here are the lawmakers who defected on Iran legislation MORE (Calif.) and Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonBooker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium Hillicon Valley: Judge approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger | FTC to review past Big Tech deals | State officials ask for more cybersecurity help | House nears draft bill on self-driving cars State officials press Congress for more resources to fight cyberattacks MORE (Miss.), BuzzFeed News reports.

“As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, you bear some responsibility for what happened in Iowa and for the consequences,” the lawmakers told Perez in the letter, adding that the “unacceptable” problems in the Hawkeye State “undermined public confidence” in the primary process.

The results of the first-in-the-nation caucus were substantially delayed because of a technological failure that made it difficult for a timely and accurate tally of the results to happen.

Even after all precincts were reporting, The Associated Press said it was unable to declare a winner due to discrepancies in the reporting data.

Perez, who’s been at the helm of the DNC for three years, responded to the group Tuesday with a letter of his own, according to BuzzFeed.

“What happened in Iowa was completely unacceptable,” Perez wrote back. “While the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) runs the Iowa caucuses, we have a shared responsibility, which we take seriously.

“I look forward to meeting with you and your fellow members to address questions and concerns about the Iowa caucus process,” he added.

Perez has never really been in the CBC’s good graces; in 2018, after many in the caucus opposed a rule change concerning superdelegates, the CBC passed a vote of no confidence against him.

Late last week, Perez called for the IDP to recanvass the results. The IDP said Wednesday that it expects the recanvass to begin Sunday.

Wednesday evening, IDP Chairman Troy Price announced his resignation.

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