Tuesday, July 30, 2019

DCCC faces mass staff upheaval after uproar over diversity

By Laura Barrón-López, Heather Caygle and Jake Sherman

The top echelon of staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee left their jobs Monday, a shakeup following a pair of POLITICO stories detailing deep unease with the party’s campaign apparatus over a lack of diversity.

On Monday morning, Allison Jaslow, the DCCC’s executive director and a close ally of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) — the chair of the committee — resigned during a tense meeting at the party’s Capitol Hill headquarters. And in the next 10 hours, much of the senior staff was out: Jared Smith, the communications director and another Bustos ally; Melissa Miller, a top DCCC communications aide; Molly Ritner, the political director; Nick Pancrazio, the deputy executive director; and Van Ornelas, the DCCC’s director of diversity.
POLITICO reported last week that top lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus were furious with Bustos, saying she was short-changing minorities by excluding them from her senior staff and failing to live up to promises she made during her campaign for the chairmanship.........To Read More...

My Take - Well, there they go again.  The race card.  Well, the Democrats have put themselves into this situation of talking the talk and walking the talk.  Make no mistake about this. it will be the cronies of members of the Congressional Black Caucus will get first crack at those jobs, irrespective of their qualifications.  And once hired, no one will be able to fire them, even if they prove to be thoroughly incompetent with forty thousand tons of attitude.

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