Perez doubles down on 'heartless' attack
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Tuesday said he was referring to GOP leadership, and not regular voters, when he told activists over the weekend that Republicans simply don’t care about people.
But Mr. Perez refused to apologize for the remarks, saying he grew up in Buffalo, New York, where residents are “blunt people.”
Specifically, he faulted GOP leaders for offering an Obamacare repeal bill that was estimated to leave 24 million fewer people with insurance a decade from now.
“I thought the Republican leadership was heartless with how they dealt with the Affordable Care Act,” Mr. Perez said.
Mr. Perez said he doesn’t regret anything except the “chaos and carnage” of the first few months of Mr. Trump’s administration.