DNC on Latest Unemployment Numbers
August 13, 2020
DNC Chair and former labor secretary Tom Perez released the following statement after nearly 1 million more Americans filed initial claims for unemployment last week:
“Nearly 1 million new unemployment claims last week. Nearly 30 million Americans out of work. Over 166,000 deaths. And what is this president’s response? To cut benefits and attack critical programs like Social Security.
“The American people are sick and tired of Donald Trump’s incompetence. They are fed up with his failures. And they are ready for a new era of leadership. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will usher in that new era by ending this pandemic and building back better.”