Bernie Sanders Warns New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: The Same Old Democratic Party No Longer Works

Politico reports:

Seeking to move the party ahead, Sanders issued a statement congratulating Perez shortly after the results were announced. “I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him,” he said, a break from his earlier warnings that a vote for Perez would be a vote for the party’s status quo.

“At a time when Republicans control the White House, the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and two-thirds of all statehouses, it is imperative that Tom understands that the same-old, same-old is not working and that we must open the doors of the party to working people and young people in a way that has never been done before. Now, more than ever, the Democratic Party must make it clear that it is prepared to stand up to the 1 percent and lead this country forward in the fight for social, racial, economic and environmental justice.”