ICYMI: CNN: Republicans, don’t break our democracy

CNN: Republicans, don’t break our democracy


By Tom Perez


December 10, 2018


Democrats won big in this year’s midterm elections. We put hope on the ballot and voters across the country embraced our message, turning out in droves to elect the most diverse slate of candidates in history. It was a powerful repudiation of Donald Trump and the Republican politicians who march in lockstep behind him.


In response, GOP leaders could have used these losses as points of reflection to figure out what’s broken within their ranks and why the American people rejected their agenda. Instead, Republican lawmakers have been engaged in a cynical and hypocritical power grab to overrule the will of the voters. This is a profoundly troubling assault on the very foundations of our democracy.