Rep. Gabbard calls for resignation of DNC Chair Perez

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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UPDATED 4:25 PM PT — Sunday, February 9, 2020

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is calling for the resignation of DNC Chair Tom Perez over the Iowa caucus snafu. On Sunday, Gabbard said Perez is not running an efficient primary.

“Voters deserve the peace of mind that our primary elections are fair, transparent and impartial,” she said. “Unfortunately, their trust has been broken.”

She also slammed the DNC for their debate qualifications, which have kept her from participating in the last three debates. Last week in Iowa, election results were plagued with inconsistencies that resulted in late results.

The 2020 hopeful said her issue with the committee transcends beyond the confusion caused by the Iowa caucus.

“Look, ultimately this is a failure of leadership, and I think DNC Chair Tom Perez should resign,” stated Gabbard. “It’s both because of what we’ve seen happen in Iowa, but also over the last several months, the growing skepticism that I hear from Democrat voters (whether) this primary will actually be carried out in a fair way.”

Gabbard is campaigning in New Hampshire, where she’s currently polling at 3.3 percent. State residents will vote in their primary on Tuesday.

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