Democrat National Committee Chair Tom Perez doesn’t want Republicans to use “ill-gotten” information to their benefit.
Okay, fair enough.
Apparently, though, Democrats don’t have to abide by the same rules.
From Daily Wire:
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday that Republicans should not use any ill-gotten information against the Democrats in the upcoming elections, but, when pressed, did not seem to think that Democrats should be held to the same standard.
Perez noted, “And what we saw in the 2016 election, a foreign adversary — and not just any foreign adversary, our — our most — our fiercest foreign adversary attempted to interfere with our election to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton. And what we said in 2016, and my predecessor asked her counterpart at the RNC back then to do the same thing, don’t use stolen information. That’s what we’re saying again.“
Camerota responded, “It sounds like they’re saying that. I mean when they say it’s an affront to all of us, any breach of political organizations, and we come together to prevent it, it sounds like they’re saying that.“
Perez: “We are at war right now. It is a cyber war. Unfortunately, because our commander in chief is compromised, the federal government is asleep at the switch. And that is why the DNC and others in the Democratic Party ecosystem are working tirelessly to make sure that we are protecting our data, making sure — we’re working with every campaign to provide cybersecurity training because we can’t expect help from the — from this administration.“
Camerota: “But what if you get something really juicy, say President Trump’s taxes, then should one of the Democratic candidate be able to air those?“
Perez: “Well, that’s going to be a product of a subpoena process where we are —“
Camerota: “Maybe. I mean maybe it’s going to be leaked. What if that’s leaked to you? Are you saying that the Democrats shouldn’t use that?“
Perez: “Well, again, I think we are entitled to that. If you look at the law that Chairman Neal of the House Ways and Means Committee is using, it’s a very — it’s very clear. It’s not — it doesn’t say you’re entitled to taxes unless it’s the taxes of the president of the United States. So firmly believe that we will get access to those.“
DNC chair Tom Perez demands the GOP doesn't use ill-gotten info against Democrats
CNN's Alisyn Camerota asks him if Dems will weaponize Trump's tax returns if they're *leaked*
Perez: "Well, again, we are entitled to that…"
Camerota pressed him again and he dodges answering pic.twitter.com/zq6yuzHv1g
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019
Perez has made it clear that Fox News hosts will not be allowed to host debates between 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.
If it was Sean Hannity as host, that would make sense.
But there are so many great non-partisan Fox News hosts that would hold the line far better than anybody from any other network.
NEW: DNC Chair Tom Perez: “Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”
NEW: DNC Chair Tom Perez: "Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates." pic.twitter.com/1FP4S105Ft
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 6, 2019
Enter President Trump, who says he’ll just flat out boycott the debates!
Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!
Do you think Trump will stay true to his words?
Will Perez cave?