[Ed. – But never fear: Perez has appointed Ellison his deputy. Note: the DNC isn’t dodging a bullet with Perez anyway. His profile was pretty low in the Obama cabinet, but he’s a hard-left progressive.]
Tom Perez used his first motion as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday to appoint his top rival for the position, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), as deputy chair of the DNC.
“I would like to begin by making a motion, it is a motion that I have discussed with a good friend, and his name is Keith Ellison,” Perez said during his acceptance speech, announcing the appointment.
“Did I hear a second?” asked Perez, the former Labor secretary during the Obama administration.
“Second!” the DNC audience shouted.
Ellison and Perez embraced.