Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) emphasized Thursday that Tom Perez must satisfy demands by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and his supporters by creating fair conditions in future Democratic primaries.
Former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile revealed Thursday that the DNC and Clinton struck a deal before the primaries even began, roiling the already fierce divisions in the party. Warren previously stated that this provides evidence the primary was "rigged," but on MSNBC's "Meet the Press," she stopped short of saying Clinton should apologize.
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"Do you think the Clinton campaign owes Bernie Sanders an apology?" host Chuck Todd asked.
"Look, for me, this is about what Democrats are going to do right this minute," Warren said. "What are we going to do going forward, and are we going to build a Democratic Party that really is there for all of us?"
Todd pressed her about how Sanders’ supporters have reason not to trust the DNC, especially with current DNC chairman Tom Perez being from the Clinton-Barack Obama wing of the party. Sanders and Warren supported Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) for the chairmanship, but he lost out to Perez.
"Does Tom Perez have the credibility to do this now?" Todd asked. "He has a challenge on his hands, sounds like you're skeptical."
"It's more than a challenge," Warren replied. "I really want to say he's being tested, and the real answer to whether or not he passes that test is whether or not Bernie Sanders' representatives in these negotiations walk away satisfied. If they walk away satisfied, that a procedure has been put in place that will assure us going forward that the choice of the Democrats across this country will be the nominee for president, then I think we'll be in good shape."
"If that doesn't happen, we've got a real problem," she added.