Dem boss: 'Our democracy is on the ballot' in November

Dem boss: 'Our democracy is on the ballot' in November

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Sunday said that the United States's “democracy is on the ballot” in November’s midterm election.

Perez said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the upcoming election “is the most important election of our lifetime.”

“Our democracy is on the ballot,” he added. “This is not simply an election about right versus left. This is an election about right versus wrong.”


Perez pointedly targeted President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE, attacking him over his criticism of the Department of Justice for indicting two GOP congressmen and over his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents at the border.

“This [election] is about all of those critical issues of health care, but it’s also about who we are as a nation,” Perez said.

“This president has undermined basic principles of our democracy,” he added. “Presidents should unite, they shouldn’t divide.”

Perez also said that he welcomes former President Obama on the campaign trail, saying that Obama is “fighting for the issues people care about.” Obama issued a rebuke of Trump on Friday during an hourlong speech at the University of Illinois, saying the current president has undermined trust in government.

Recent polling has indicated that Democrats hold a wide advantage over Republicans on a generic House ballot as the midterms approach.