NewsNational PoliticsThe Race 2020

Actions

'Serious discussions' about DNC changes, top Democrat says

Posted: 8:09 PM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 20:09:34-05
DNC Chairman Tom Perez calls for immediate recanvass of Iowa caucus results

A top Democrat in Congress says the party's future under Tom Perez is under scrutiny amid fallout from the Iowa caucus and the winnowing of the presidential primary field to the exclusion of candidates of color.

Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina stopped short of saying Perez must go as leader of the Democratic National Committee.

But he said there are “some serious discussions” happening on Capitol Hill about what should happen at the DNC. Clyburn is the third-ranking House Democrat.

He made the comments during an interview Friday with C-SPAN's “Newsmakers.”