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The Hill 9 Feb 2020

DNC Chair Tom Perez REFUSES TO RESIGN over Iowa caucus chaos

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said he is "absolutely not" considering resigning in the wake of the Iowa caucus debacle.

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard called for Perez to step down, saying, "Ultimately this is a failure of leadership, and I think the DNC chair Tom Perez should resign."

Perez also said he's "mad as hell" about the chaos in Iowa - where both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg declared victory.


DNC Chairman Tom Perez tells CNN's Jake Tapper that what happened at the Iowa caucuses is "undeniably unacceptable."
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"I have a lot of confidence in Nevada, a really, really strong party," Perez said on CNN. "We have gone to school on the lessons of Iowa. We're as low-tech as humanly possible while still preserving efficiency."
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters from the South Lawn of the White House before departing on a trip to North Carolina.

The president said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "broke the law" by tearing up his State of the Union Address.

Trump also touted today's job numbers, spoke about his conversation with President Xi Jinping of China and the Democrats' continuing chaos in Iowa.

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