DNC's Perez complains about voters influenced by ‘pulpit on Sunday’

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez complained about voters being influenced by the "pulpit on Sunday" during an event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Perez, speaking at Demand Justice's "The Court In Crisis: What’s Next For Progressives After Kavanaugh" summit, discussed the need he saw for Democrats to more effectively get their message out to voters.

"[W]e all have to make sure we're fluent in what's happening across our ecosystem so that we can come to each other's defense, because we need to build a bigger orchestra," he said. "They've had a big orchestra for some time, and they've got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it's Sinclair at a local level, Fox at a national level."

He bemoaned the idea voters in certain areas of the country might obtain their news from sources like Fox News, the NRA, and church.

"I've learned this from the outreach we've done at the DNC. Why aren't we penetrating, I asked. And I had someone in northwestern Wisconsin tell me, ‘you know what, for most of the people I know, their principal sources of information are Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.' And it should come as a surprise to no one that our message doesn't penetrate," Perez continued. "It should come as a surprise to no one that that person has elevated the issue, of course, to the top, because that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing. We have to focus on one issue of Roe vs. Wade.'"

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