Democratic Party Drama Puts Deputy Chair Keith Ellison In a Tough Spot
Democratic Party Drama Puts Deputy Chair Keith Ellison in a Tough Spot
A purge of party officials loyal to Keith Ellison is putting the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee in a difficult position, calling into question his ability to shape DNC decision-making.
Ellison’s decision to accept the number two spot at the DNC was controversial among his backers, but he argued that he would be able to influence the party from the inside, and help steer Chair Tom Perez in a progressive direction.
It’s a dilemma as old as politics itself, but the question of how to navigate in relation to the DNC is complicated by the party …