Day: February 7, 2020

Team Clinton bashes…



Team Clinton bashes...

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Healthy job market: How big a political edge?



Healthy job market: How big a political edge?

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APPLE fined for slowing down old iPhones…


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Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to “prolong the life” of the devices.

Apple said in a statement that it had resolved the issue with the watchdog.

Why does Apple slow down old iPhones?

Many customers had long suspected that Apple slowed down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade when a new one was released.

In 2017, the company confirmed it did slow down some models as they aged, but not to encourage people to upgrade.

It said the lithium-ion batteries in the devices became less capable of supplying peak current demands, as they aged over time.

That could result in an iPhone unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.

So, it released a software update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE which “smoothed out” battery performance.

The practice was confirmed after a customer shared performance tests on Reddit, suggesting their iPhone 6S had slowed down considerably as it had aged, but had suddenly speeded up again after the battery had been replaced.

What did the regulator say?

The French watchdog said iPhone owners “were not informed that installing iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices”.

As part of the agreement, Apple must display a notice on its French-language website for a month.

It says Apple “committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission” and had agreed to pay the fine.

Does Apple still slow down older iPhones?

Yes. Since Apple confirmed the practice in 2017, it has implemented it on several more iPhones including:

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone X running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone XS, XS Max and XR running iOS 13.1 or higher

The setting is only enabled when the battery begins to degrade, and iOS now offers clearer information to consumers about when performance management has been switched on.

“The effects of performance management on these newer models may be less noticeable due to their more advanced hardware and software design,” Apple said.



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Chinese 'democracy tourists' see Iowa up close…


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A Chinese student puts up a yard sign of presidential candidate Andrew Yang in Des Moines, Iowa.

To some Americans, Iowa, a rural state in the middle of the US, is dismissively thought of as “fly-over country”.

Yet the Hawkeye state is well-known in China. Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited twice – before he took office in 2012, and in an earlier stay as a low-level local official on a 1985 trip to study farming technology.

Iowa was once again a destination for Chinese visitors last week, though those who descended upon the state were not there to study soybeans, but democracy in America.

Amid its chaos, young “democracy tourists” learnt first-hand that it can be a messy way to govern.

The results of Iowa’s caucuses were delayed for days because of a technical failure, causing political uproar in the US.

But the Chinese students didn’t seem to mind.

Over the weekend leading up to the 3 February contest – the first step in selecting the candidates who will stand in the November presidential election – they could be spotted at a rally for Andrew Yang, a Democratic hopeful.

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The students, aged about 16, were part of a winter break tour of the US that included stops in Iowa to see democracy in action.

The trip cost $7,000 (£5,428) – a huge sum for the average Chinese household – but Liu Junhao, 16, thought it had been money well spent.

He’d experienced something unique and meaningful, unlike his classmates’ visits to typical American tourist attractions, he said.

“If I could vote, I would vote for Andrew Yang,” he said. Mr Liu could only hear half of the candidate’s speech, but stared at him awe, star-struck, for the whole event.

Some 360,000 Chinese students now study in the US. In the UK, the figure is more than 100,000. As Chinese people become more affluent and international education more accessible to them, an increasing number of young Chinese want to study in the West.

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Chinese students attend multiple campaign rallies in Iowa, including former Vice-President Joe Biden’s event

Understanding democracy has now become part of that education.

Steven Hu, a Hubei native who attends high school in Boston, has canvassed for six months for Joe Biden, working for his campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in the primaries.

Mr Hu, 17, had ambitions beyond promoting democracy, though.

He arrived at a Biden rally in Des Moines armed with a university recommendation letter- and hopes that the former vice-president would sign it for him.

“Steven has been very proactive in making a positive impact on my campaign,” said the letter, written by the student for Mr Biden to sign.

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Chinese student Steven Hu meets presidential hopeful Joe Biden

Dressed up in a three-piece suit, the college hopeful stood waiting next to the aisle, poised to pounce when Mr Biden was to pass through after his speech.

The moment came. The silver-haired politician approached. Mr Hu seized the chance to tell Mr Biden about his canvassing work, and asked him to sign the letter.

“Thank you,” Mr Biden responded. Though he appeared to be puzzled by the paper presented to him, he signed it after taking a glimpse.

However, before Mr Hu could get the letter back, a Biden aide seized it and explained the candidate was in no position to sign such a document.

A disappointed Mr Hu took it in his stride. “I didn’t expect such a letter would be accepted by colleges anyway,” he said.

He said he just wanted proof that he had participated in the campaign.

Mr Hu viewed politics as a game that everyone in the US plays – a game with high participation but low efficiency, given America’s partisan gridlock.

But he still appreciates it. “The US is a great country,” he said, “because it successfully created a system that lets everyone be a part of it.”

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Erectile dysfunction pills can permanently distort vision…


This little blue pill is giving men a big blue — or sometimes red — problem: colored vision.

Erectile dysfunction drugs can lead to prolonged retinal dysfunction, a new case study published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Neurology found.

“Sildenafil, also known as the little blue pill or Viagra, is a common medication for men who need a little downstairs perk-me-up,” begins a press release for the report, published by Turkey’s World Eye Hospital, “but Turkish researchers noted a pattern of male patients whom (sic) took the pill suffering from all sorts of visual disturbances.”

Study authors report patients experienced blurred vision, light sensitivity and color-vision disturbances, including “intensely blue colored vision with red/green color blindness” after taking the highest recommended dose of Sildenafil, which was originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure.

“For the vast majority of men, any side effects will be temporary and mild” after taking Sildenafil, says study author Dr. Cüneyt Karaarslan. “However, I wanted to highlight that persistent eye and vision problems may be encountered for a small number of users.”

In the 17 case reports included in the study, all men were still experiencing side effects when they arrived at the clinic 24 to 48 hours after taking the drug. For some, the symptoms required 21 days to clear up, although in past case studies, patients’ vision has been found to be forever changed.

“He definitely showed some permanent damage to his vision,” ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Rosen tells CNN of a 31-year-old who began seeing red after he took a high dose of an ED medication. The man was the subject of a case report co-authored by Rosen and published in 2018.

Karaarslan believes the side effects are due to a small subsection of men being unable to break down the enhancement drugs. The reason the eye is impacted is not fully understood, Rosen tells CNN, but has something to do with a pair of sister enzymes. One of the enzymes is found in blood vessel walls and can affect the other enzyme, which helps process light within the eye. The one that impacts blood vessel walls is inhibited by the drug’s active ingredient.

“No one knows exactly how this happens,” says Rosen. “We just know there’s a crossover.”



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But Sanders still leads…


MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg remain atop the Democratic field in New Hampshire just four days before the state’s primary and after the messy results that have marred the Iowa caucuses, a new NBC News/Marist poll finds.

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, gets support from 25 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, while Buttigieg gets support from 21 percent.

The separation between the two candidates — within the poll’s margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.7 percentage points — is essentially unchanged from January’s NBC/Marist poll, when Sanders was at 22 percent and Buttigieg was at 17 percent.

They’re followed in the new poll by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at 14 percent (she was at 13 percent last month) and former Vice President Joe Biden at 13 percent (he was at 15 percent).

And Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is at 8 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters — down 2 points from her 10 percent in January.

No other Democratic candidate gets more than 4 percent in the poll.

“It’s a close race which still has more than one-in-five persuadable voters, a notable proportion,” says Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted this survey for NBC News.

The NBC/Marist poll was conducted Feb. 4 though 6, immediately after the results of the Iowa caucuses, in which Buttigieg and Sanders essentially tied in winning state delegates, although the final outcome has been tarnished by reporting and technological problems, and NBC News won’t be projecting a winner of the contest.

Maybe the biggest change in the poll since January is the enthusiasm for Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Sixty-three percent of Buttigieg’s backers say they strongly support him — up from 44 percent in January.

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By comparison, 73 percent of Sanders voters strongly support his candidacy — down 3 percentage points from last month.

And 60 percent of Biden voters strongly back him, while 56 percent of Warren supporters are firmly behind her.

Inside the horserace numbers

Looking inside the horserace numbers, the Democratic field continues to be divided by age and ideology.

Sixty-three percent of likely Democratic primary voters are 45 or older, and Buttigieg is the top choice of 24 percent of these voters — followed by Sanders at 18 percent, Biden at 16 percent and Warren at 12 percent and Klobuchar at 10 percent.

By contrast, 37 percent of the likely electorate is under 45, and Sanders gets support from 35 percent of these voters — followed by Warren at 18 percent, Buttigieg at 17 percent and Biden at just 7 percent.

When it comes to ideology, 53 percent of likely Democratic primary voters identify as being progressive, and Sanders is the top choice here at 41 percent, while Warren gets 22 percent and Buttigieg 15 percent.

Among the 43 percent of moderate Democratic voters, Buttigieg leads at 30 percent — followed by Biden at 22 percent, Klobuchar at 15 percent, Warren at 9 percent and Sanders at just 8 percent.

And among independents, who are the largest share of all voters in the state and who can choose the primary in which they want to participate, Buttigieg gets support from 25 percent, while Sanders gets 22 percent.

Trump, GOP improve from last month

Turning to the general electorate in New Hampshire, 45 percent of registered voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job, versus 51 percent who disapprove.

That’s an improvement for Trump from last month, when his job rating was 42 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.

In another change from January, 45 percent of all New Hampshire voters say they prefer a Republican-controlled Congress as a result of the November elections, while 44 percent want Democrats in charge.

Last month, New Hampshire voters preferred Democrats in control by 5 points, 47 percent to 42 percent.

Trump holds commanding lead in GOP contest

And in the Republican primary in New Hampshire, President Trump enjoys a commanding lead over his nominal GOP opposition.

Eighty-eight percent of likely GOP primary voters say they support Trump, while former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld gets 7 percent.

An additional 1 percent of GOP primary voters say they support former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., but he dropped out of the Republican race on Friday.

The NBC/Marist poll of New Hampshire was conducted Feb. 4-6 of 2,241 registered voters, and that has a margin of error of plus-minus 2.5 percentage points.

The survey also measured 709 likely Democratic primary voters (which has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.7 percentage points), and 441 likely Republican primary voters (plus-minus 5.8 percentage points).



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Brother also fired…


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Ex-prince reveals years of therapy…


PRINCE Harry revealed he started therapy seven years ago to cope with the “trauma” of losing his mum.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, reportedly made the emotional revelation at a speech in Miami – his and Meghan Markle’s first event since quitting the royal family.

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Prince Harry has revealed he is in therapy as he opened up about Megxit
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He told how he started seeing a therapist when he was 28 to help him cope with losing his mother Princess Diana in a car crash in 1997.

Harry also spoke out about the bombshell Megxit crisis – saying he did not want his wife and son Archie to experience what he went through when younger.

A source told the New York Post: “Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past few years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother.

“He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.

“Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child.”

Another source told the dailymail.com: “Harry told the audience he started seeing a therapist at 28 as he struggled with the trauma caused by his Mother’s death.

“He said he felt trapped as a Royal although he said that relationship with the Queen was still OK.”

LAVISH SUMMIT

The Duke previously revealed in 2017 – on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death – he had sought counselling after two years of “total chaos”.

In their first public appearance since Megxit, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a summit staged by finance giant JP Morgan on Miami’s South Beach.

Meghan spoke briefly about her “love for her husband” before introducing Harry to the stage, Page Six reports.

Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted at the glitzy 1 Hotel at Miami’s trendy South Beach on Thursday night with a hefty security entourage in tow.

The royal couple, who often preach about environmental issues, are believed to have arrived in Florida after JPMorgan’s private jet flew there from Canada.

FIRST MEGXIT EVENT

The firm’s private Gulfstream plane took off from Vancouver Airport, near to where they are staying on Vancouver Island, at 12.10pm on Wednesday and landed in Palm Beach at 8.03pm that night, according to Flight Aware.

Meghan’s friend, tennis star Serena Williams, owns two properties in Palm Beach, though it is not clear where the former royals are staying.

A spokeswoman said: “We don’t comment on their private schedule.”

And JP Morgan refused to confirm or deny if the Sussexes had flown to the event in the firm’s jet.

JET WOES

Harry and Meghan are outspoken campaigners on green issues but have been criticised for hyprocrisy for their jet set life style.

In September it was revealed that the Prince has used private jets for six out of ten flights since his marriage.

The couple claim they pay to carbon offset their private journeys and Harry said they use non-commercial planes to “keep the family safe”.

It was all very hush-hush, with a lot of security. Meghan and Harry headlined the event as the keynote speakers.

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Speaking about Thursday evening, a source told the New York Post: “It was all very hush-hush, with a lot of security.

“Meghan and Harry headlined the event as the keynote speakers.”

Meghan joined her close pal Gayle King at the conference as well as rap star Meek Mill and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

They took to a stage with US tech businessman Michael Rubin and Philanthropist Clara Wu for a talk on US prison charity, Reform Alliance.

The royal couple have vowed to become financially independent since their bombshell announcement and could bring in big pay days with various speaking engagements.

SPEAKING TOURS

Until now the Sussexes have been ‘prohibited from earning any income in any form’.

It is unclear how much – if anything – the Sussexes took home from Thursday’s summit.

But experts have estimated Prince Harry could join the world’s top speakers in demanding up to $515,000 for a single address at private events.

Alternatively the couple may have donated any fee to charity.

Last month actress Meghan signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to a wildlife charity.

After stepping down from royal duties last month, Harry and Meghan left the UK with baby Archie and have moved into an $14million mansion on Vancouver Island, Canada.

SECURITY DETAIL

Earlier this week it was revealed they had beefed up security at their new home with CCTV cameras and a tarpaulin barrier.

Brit taxpayers are still funding the couple’s protection while they live in Canada.

The Sun previously revealed they asked neighbours on Vancouver Island to sign non-disclosure agreements before moving in for Christmas.

Locals on the island first spotted Harry and Meghan around December 18 enjoying hikes and jogs — with the pair even stopping to take a selfie for another couple on New Year’s Day as they enjoyed their Christmas break.

They missed the traditional royal Christmas with the Queen and family at Sandringham.

The couple then returned to the UK, before Meghan headed back to Canada to be reunited with baby Archie.

Harry then secured the bombshell Megxit deal with the Queen in crunch talks before flying back to his new home.

They couple are currently searching for a new CEO of their Sussex Royal charitable foundation, and hunting for a place to spend the summer in LA, close to Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland.

Energy entrepreneur Michael Hess, the husband of Meghan’s best friend, Misha Nonoo, has already offered them a place to stay in the gated Malibu Colony, dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were keynote speakers at a summit staged by finance giant JP Morgan on Miami’s South BeachCredit: Splash News
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JP Morgan’s private Gulfstream plane took off from Vancouver Airport 12.10pm on Wednesday and landed in Palm Beach at 8.03pm that nightCredit: Flightaware
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Harry and Meghan were keynote speakers at the event staged at the luxury 1 Hotel in South Beach, MiamiCredit: @1hotels
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Harry and Meghan spoke at the glamorous hotel in South BeachCredit: @1hotels
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Meghan and Harry stood down as senior royals last monthCredit: EPA
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They are holed up in this £11million mansion on Vancouver IslandCredit: Sotheby’s
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in ‘£400k speech’ for bank in Florida hours after its PRIVATE JET flew there from Canada


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Voters' faith in elections shaken…


MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The long-delayed Iowa caucus results denied Sen. Bernie Sanders the big victory speech he was hoping to make on Monday night. But Sanders was ready to declare victory on Thursday, even without all the results in.

“We won an eight-person election by some 6,000 votes, that is not going to be changed,” Sanders told reporters Thursday afternoon, downplaying other traditional metrics for winning the state in which he did not lead.

That wasn’t the only thing he had to say. Sanders blasted the chaos and confusion in Iowa.

“I really do feel bad for the people of Iowa,” Sanders said. “What has happened with the Iowa Democratic Party is an outrage. That they were that unprepared, that they put forth such a complicated process, relied on untested technology … There is very little doubt that what happened on Monday night — that complicated process, that is never, ever going to happen again.”

And for some Sanders supporters, the Iowa aftermath confirmed a belief they’ve held since 2016: that the Democratic Party just didn’t want to give their candidate a win.

“I felt like it was expected; no matter what, they weren’t going to let Bernie win,” said supporter Robert Cromer, who traveled to Milford from his home state of New York to see Sanders speak.

It wasn’t just Sanders die-hards who were suspicious. The lack of hard numbers in Iowa on Wednesday night allowed confusion to run amok: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared himself “victorious” before any of the results were released, and Sanders declared victory on Thursday, based on the fact he won the popular vote in the state. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign openly questioned the validity of the process, after he came in fourth place in the caucuses.

“We have real concerns with the integrity of the process,” Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield told CNN. “There were some significant failures in the process last night that should give voters concern.”

The Iowa caucuses Monday night were marked by widespread chaos: precinct captains trying to report their numbers had to deal with a new, glitchy app and jammed phone lines when that app failed in some precincts. It took a full 24 hours for 71 percent of the vote to come in. Those numbers showed Sanders winning the popular vote in the state, but coming in razor-thin second in the state delegate equivalent count behind Buttigieg.

“I think it’s embarrassing for the Democratic Party,” said Bernie Sanders supporter Laura Gurney of Nashua. “This is such a shitshow. We’ve been fighting against the mainstream for a long time, it’s clear we’re not part of their party.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes pictures with supporters at a campaign rally in Milford, New Hampshire, on February 4, 2020.

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Instead of 2020 turning a new page from the 2016 election, where Russian interference and an acrimonious Democratic primary sowed doubt for thousands of voters, Iowa gave multiple campaigns and their supporters reasons to question the caucus’s results.

“Results like Iowa makes it look worse, the results really matter,” said Nashua voter Ben Swauger, who was trying to decide between Sanders and Warren. Sanders supporters “feel like the establishment is out to get them,” he added.

Experts are worried the Iowa debacle could threaten the legitimacy of the entire process.

“The timing for a debacle like this could not be worse,” election law expert Rick Hasen told Vox’s Sean Illing in a recent interview. “If people lose trust in the process, the very basis of democracy is undermined.”

Voters are worried about election security

As much as Iowa’s problems can be chalked up to incompetence rather than anything more nefarious, it thrust the prospect of election interference into voters’ minds. It certainly caused multiple New Hampshire voters to wonder whether America’s voting system was secure enough.

“Things keep going wrong with the election process. It’s disconcerting and unnerving,” said Walpole voter Mary Armbruster. “It doesn’t feel secure.”

“What a shame — out of the gate, to start like that,” said voter Kathy Frick of Keene. “Everybody’s so jittery about someone coming in and hacking.”

“So sad. It seems like a message from the gods — get it together!” said voter Posy Bass of Peterborough. “I think it’s really stupid that we vote on any electronic [device]. Ban all electronic voting devices.”

“The more paper, the better!” her husband Henry Taves interjected.

Audience members wait for the start of a campaign event for Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Keene, New Hampshire, on February 4, 2020.

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Most of the voters I spoke to said they thought New Hampshire’s traditional primary, with its secret ballot and paper ballots, could do a lot to quell remaining fears and restore faith in the system. New Hampshire voters mark their choices down on paper ballots with pencils, and those ballots are then scanned and tallied.

“I’m worried about the electronic things, they can be fooled around with,” said Surry voter Marie Keller. “Whereas paper ballots, they don’t mess up.”

Even as at least one major candidate questioned the process in Iowa, some voters cautioned against doing so.

“I hope everything goes fairly and no one gets the idea it’s not fair,” Frick said. “If the Democratic Party turns on itself, then we’re lost.”



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DNC chair in the hot seat…


A top Democratic voice on election reform is calling for the ouster of Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s ‘wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE, the powerful chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who has come under fire following the Iowa caucuses.

Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeOwning up to the failures of welfare reform US Virgin Islands delegate vies for impeachment manager position With holidays approaching, new SNAP rule hurts families and fails businesses MORE (D-Ohio), chairwoman of the House Administration Committee’s subpanel on elections, said Perez has failed to take responsibility for the Iowa vote-counting debacle as it unfolded this week, instead shifting blame on lower-ranking party leaders in Des Moines.

“It’s a lack of leadership,” Fudge told The Hill on Friday during a brief interview in the Capitol. “If you have the Iowa situation you don’t throw them under the bus, you stand up and you support and you try to fix it. He doesn’t lead on anything.”

Fudge, the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, also accused Perez of neglecting DNC promises to diversify the organization with more minority leaders, citing as an example the DNC’s recent personnel shake up in Milwaukee, where the Democrats are set to hold their convention in July.

“You know, they’re always talking about how diversity is important,” said Fudge, who had endorsed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Buttigieg, Sanders look to carry momentum to New Hampshire Democrat gives standing ovation to Trump comments on opportunity zones Early winners and losers from the Iowa caucuses MORE (Calif.) in the Democratic presidential race. Harris has since dropped out of the contest.

“He doesn’t care anything about diversity. It’s just lip service,” Fudge said of Perez.

Fudge’s discontent with Perez was first reported by Politico. She expanded on the reasons on Friday.

Fudge also went after Perez over reports that the DNC had approved — and later retracted — a lucrative exit package for the chairman and two of his top deputies. 

“It’s a combination of many things,” she said. Iowa was simply “the tipping point.” 

“I absolutely have seen no leadership — since Day One,” she said.

Fudge said she has no one in mind to replace Perez.

“Just somebody who can run an organization [and] be responsive to the people that he serves,” she said. “That’s all I want to see.” 

DNC officials did not respond to a request for comment on Friday. In a statement Thursday, Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price personally took responsibility for the “unacceptable” caucus meltdown, but said his team needed to stay focused on collecting and analyzing the incoming results. 

Democrats had hoped the Iowa caucuses, the first contest of the primary season, would jump-start the party’s bid to unseat President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump discusses coronavirus with China’s Xi El Paso Walmart shooting suspect charged under federal hate crime law Buttigieg: It was ‘disgraceful’ to hear Trump’s attacks on Romney MORE in November. Instead, it proved an enormous embarrassment after a series of technical glitches delayed the vote counting. By Friday afternoon, The Associated Press had still not declared an official winner, though it appeared that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg surges in poll ahead of New Hampshire primary Buttigieg: It was ‘disgraceful’ to hear Trump’s attacks on Romney House approves pro-union labor bill MORE (I-Vt.) and Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg surges in poll ahead of New Hampshire primary Buttigieg: It was ‘disgraceful’ to hear Trump’s attacks on Romney Sanders and Buttigieg in dead heat with 100 percent of Iowa caucus results in MORE, former mayor of South Bend, Ind., were leading the pack. 

Facing pressure, Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass — but not a recount — following days of confusion over the caucus results. 

“Enough is enough,” Perez tweeted. “In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.”

It’s hardly the first time Perez has taken fire from Capitol Hill Democrats. To win the race for DNC chairman in 2017, Perez, who served as former President Obama’s Labor secretary, defeated Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonMinnesota sues Juul over rise in youth vaping Jane Fonda calls for protecting water resources at weekly DC climate protest Progressives ramp up fight against Facebook MORE, a former Minnesota congressman and Black Caucus head.  

Then, as now, Ellison was a vocal supporter of Sanders’s presidential primary run, and Perez’s entry into the race — and ultimate victory over Ellison — was panned by many liberals as a case of establishment Democrats tipping the scales in favor of 2016 nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe left’s terrible week Trump’s best week ever? Iowa caucus results accentuate election risks MORE

Following this week’s Iowa fiasco, other high-profile Democrats are calling for heads to roll but stopped short of specifically demanding Perez’s ouster. 

“What’s happened in Iowa is a complete disgrace and someone needs to be held responsible,” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Trump officials finalize plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase | Trump backs off support for Yucca Mountain nuke waste site | BLM leadership expanded Colorado oil drilling over staff objections Milwaukee teacher placed on leave after calling Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis ‘awesome’ Pramila Jayapal endorses Democrat Henry Cuellar’s primary challenger MORE (D-N.Y.), the progressive freshman and key Sanders ally, told The Hill as she descended the steps of the Capitol on Friday. 

“I think there’s a conversation needed around taking responsibility for Iowa and ensuring that this bungled process never happens again,” she said.

Another Sanders backer, Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats tear into Trump’s speech: It was a ‘MAGA rally’ Democrats walk out of Trump’s address: ‘It’s like watching professional wrestling’ Omar: Trump address reads ‘as if a coequal branch of government doesn’t exist’ MORE (D-Minn.), said the Democratic Party had three years to plan for the Iowa caucuses and called it “devastating” that protocols were not put in place to avoid Tuesday’s failures. 

“I would say Tom Perez should be held accountable for this failure. I believe it all starts from the top. There are things that Tom should do and should have done,” Omar told The Hill on Friday. “If this was happening in my home state, we would be having a serious conversation about what accountability would look like for our own chair.”

While a state lawmaker, Omar backed Eillison to lead the DNC; she later won Ellison’s House seat after he won the race to become Minnesota’s attorney general. 

“I was very supportive of Keith,” Omar said.   

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalPramila Jayapal endorses Democrat Henry Cuellar’s primary challenger The Democrats’ dangerous unity gambit 2020 Democratic hopefuls focus on Iowa while making final pitches MORE (D-Wash.), the co-chairwoman of the Progressive Caucus who recently endorsed Sanders, called the Iowa debacle a “national embarrassment” that has already had serious consequences on the primary race. She said Sanders’s rival Buttigieg declared victory in Iowa with the official results still outstanding and managed to raise more than $2.5 million this week.

“I’m sure there is shared blame to go around. I don’t think we should blame just one person,” Jayapal said. “But Tom Perez is the head of the DNC, and I do think that there clearly was not the process in place to make sure all these [protocols] were going to be followed.”

Jayapal said she’s directing most of her attention on Friday night’s Democratic presidential debate and the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.



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