The chairman of the Democratic Party, Tom Perez, called approximately half the country “cowards” during an appearance Monday at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Perez, who was discussing “Progressive Policy in the Trump Era,” singled out Americans who support the current administration for criticism.
“The thing is, they are cowardly,” Perez said. “I mean, history will not only judge Donald Trump harshly. It will judge Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and all the other cowards who refused to stand up to this president and allowed the party of Lincoln to die. They will be judged harshly, because whatever he says goes right now."
The comments echo Hillary Clinton, who in 2016 called Trump voters “deplorable.”