French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump after the U. S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants, Reuters reports.
Said Hollande: “There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it is never good to show the smallest defiance toward an allied country.
“What I see and hear are echoes of Watergate. We don’t have Watergate 2.0 yet, but what we have is something that is beginning to look like it could go there.”
— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with Democracy Now.
On a second round of balloting, former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez won the race for DNC Chair with 235 votes to Keith Ellison's 200.
Perez' first act as chair was to nominate Ellison as Deputy Chair, and that vote was unanimous by voice acclimation.
In my opinion, this outcome is a unifying moment for the Democratic Party, with the added bonus of getting to keep progressive lion Ellison in the U.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee in a blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the progressive wing of the party, The Hill reports.
“Perez won with 235 votes on the second ballot, with 218 votes needed to reach a majority.
On the second ballot Saturday afternoon, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez narrowly won the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison at the organization’s winter meeting in Atlanta. Perez took the podium to move that Ellison be made deputy chair of the DNC. No “nays” could be heard from delegates during the voice vote.
Here was the tally of the 435 delegates who cast ballots:
After the vote, a motion to make Perez chairman by acclamation.
xCongrats to @TomPerez, new #DNCChair!
There’s so much to unpack from Trump’s CPAC speech, including his repeating his Stalinist accusation that the media are the enemy of the people and his vow for a massive military buildup in what is already by far the most massively militarily built up nation in the world, but I wanted to highlight his latest attack on an American ally.
It begins with a part of that repeated chilling attack on the press.
x"They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name" - @realDonaldTrump (1/2)Ã¢ÂÂ Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) February 24, 2017
xThis morning White House gave reporters a background briefing w/ a senior official.