Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez took a page from the Mitt Romney 2012 campaign when he discussed foreign policy with CNN’s Dana Bash on Saturday. Perez told Bash during an Ozyfest panel that “Russia is our most serious adversary.”
On a panel at #Ozyfest Tom Perez tells Dana Bash, ‘Russia is our most serious adversary.’ That is emphatically not what the previous Democratic president said.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 21, 2018
But just six short years ago, when then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Russia as America’s “greatest geopolitical foe,” President Obama slapped him back with a dad joke: “The 1980s called, they want their foreign policy back.”
The Democratic Party at the time stood with Obama, claiming that Romney was “not ready” for the presidency if his foreign policy was that naive.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) October 22, 2012
Perez had also criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of the meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the weak, calling it “a shameful display of cowardice and capitulation.”
Today’s #TrumpPutin presser was a shameful display of cowardice and capitulation. Just days after 12 high-ranking Russian intelligence officers were indicted for their attack on American democracy, Trump stood next to Putin and refused to call on Russia to not attack us again.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) July 16, 2018