In 2015, when Donald Trump’s presidency was punchline and not reality, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) warned a panel on ABC’s This Week that Trump could very well be president.
In today’s water-is-wet news, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)—arguably one of the realest to ever do it—told guests gathered at Netroots Nation conference on Friday that the “Republican Party today is the party of racism” and former President Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t kick it with these racists.
Over the weekend, the Democratic Party elected Tom Perez, a Latino civil rights attorney and former labor secretary under President Barack Obama, a man whose only successful campaign was as a county official 15 years ago, to lead the party out of its lowest position in 75 years.
Tom Perez, former labor secretary in the Obama administration, has been elected the new Democratic National Committee chair, beating out Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for the top spot, the Washington Post reports.
The Democratic Party is in its worst shape since 1938 when it comes to seats still held in Congress. Meaning—Dems don’t have many.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) made his intention to chair the Democratic National Committee clear on Monday by simultaneously releasing the endorsements of 40 elected officials, state party chairmen and labor leaders.