DNC chairman: Republicans 'don't give a s--- about people' on healthcare

DNC chairman: Republicans 'don't give a s--- about people' on healthcare
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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told a crowd of attendees at a conference Friday that Republicans "don’t give a s--- about people" when discussing healthcare reform.

Speaking at the New Jersey Working Families Alliance at an event that was broadcast on Facebook Live, Perez mentioned the failed Republican attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare last month.

The chairman slammed President Trump, arguing the president “wants his name on everything” except for the proposed healthcare legislation.

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“Well I'll tell you my idea, because you know what embodies their program? ‘I don’t care,’” Perez said, referencing the GOP’s failed measures, adding to applause, "Because they don’t give a s--- about people."

Perez was elected in February to serve as the party’s chairman after a crowded race. His first action as the chairman was to nominate his rival, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), to serve as his deputy.

Ellison ran his campaign on a platform of reform and change for the party, while Perez, who served as former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too Overnight Regulation: EPA moves to repeal Obama water rule | Labor chief to review overtime rule | Record fine for Google MORE’s Labor secretary, was dubbed the “establishment” choice in the race.