PEREZ: "My goal was to make sure every candidate who runs and their followers understand their candidate got a fair shake. So that at the end of the day we’re together, united around beating Donald Trump and implementing hour vision of inclusion and opportunity. I’m confident that congresswoman gabbard isn’t going to run as a third party candidate because she said so. She’s a talented part of the democratic family. Everyone in the democratic family is going to come together because we understand it’s our democracy as we know it that’s on the ballot. This is hurricane Donald. It’s a category 5 storm. In the eye of the storm is our democracy. We need to take our democracy back. All our candidates understand the gravity of the moment. They understand whoever wins they’ll support the Democrat. Howard Schultz said if I can’t win, I’m not going to run. I appreciate that."