TOM PEREZ, DNC CHAIR: Well, again, the iowa democratic party runs the caucus. Okay? And they — what happened was unacceptable. At the same time we came in there. You know, this was unacceptable. That’s why we had people — we still have people on the ground there. We completed the counting last night. And we’re going to continue not only to work in iowa, but also to learn the lessons of iowa. So moving forward we are — we have caucuses in the remaining states that are — that run smoothly.
During an interview on CNN Friday morning, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez sidestepped blaming the national party for the mess that happened during Monday’s Iowa caucus, saying: “Well, again, the Iowa Democratic Party runs the caucus. Okay? And they – what happened was unacceptable.”