DNC Chair Tom Perez is on the hot seat because progressives within the party say it’s irresponsible for Democrats to allow primaries during the coronavirus outbreak.
Perez told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that he respects governors who are going forward with primaries: “I don’t think it’s for me to second-guess those judgments.”
Cynthia Nixon tweeted out questioning why anyone would listen to Perez on whether it’s safe to move forward with primaries:
I don’t understand why anyone besides a health expert in pandemics is deciding whether states should be voting in person tomorrow.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 17, 2020
Matt Stoller tweeted:
“Tom Perez is stupid and reckless. This is going to get people killed.”
Several progressives commented on Twitter that Perez was putting voters a risk.
Florida, Illinois, and Arizona moved forward with primaries, but Ohio Governor DeWine decided against having a primary.