Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has come into the position full steam ahead and ready for change. It is not unusual to see this kind of overhaul when new chairman takes ranks but it is pretty uncommon to be third one in just one year’s time.
Perez has decided that a complete overhaul of the DNC is required in order to get their feet back on the ground after both a shocking presidential loss, and the dirt that is still floating around after prior chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught with exposing emails and abruptly resigned. One of the first actions was a call to all DNC staffers to please hand in their resignations dated April 15th.
This type of complete change in staff is not unknown when a new Chair takes their place at the head of the Committee but it is tough since these overhauls continue to happen repeatedly. DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa stated:
This is longstanding precedent at the DNC and has happened during multiple Chair transitions. The process was started before the election of the new Chair. From the beginning, Tom has been adamant that we structure the DNC for future campaigns. Current and future DNC staff will be integral to that effort. Over the last few months, the DNC staff has done incredible work under immense pressure to hold Trump accountable.
With the disasters happening in Washington from the horrible healthcare options to the end of internet security, it is vital that the DNC find their footing. Not only are they responsible for fighting against the current tyrant in office as well as his band of goons, the DNC needs to get themselves back in order to win any future elections. Perez told NBC News:
What we’re trying to do is culture change. We’re repairing a plane at 20,000 feet. You can’t land the plane, shut it down, and close it until further notice.
This is a huge undertaking for the businessman turned politician but we are hoping Perez has what it takes to get the ball rolling.