Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Monday "insufficient and substandard tools" from the party contributed to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential election loss.
“Here’s the reality: When Hillary Clinton won the nomination, the DNC handed her insufficient and substandard tools for success,” Perez told SiriusXM in an interview clipped by CNN.
“By contrast the Republican National Committee had invested significant amounts of money in technology and they beat us at our own game,” Perez continued. "They expended significant amounts of money in organizing and they beat us at our own game."
Perez has been dealing with fallout after it was revealed in excerpts of former interim chairwoman Donna Brazile's forthcoming book that the Clinton campaign enjoyed a financing and operations agreement with the organization to the detriment of her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Perez said the DNC was in the process of instituting reforms and improving transparency after Brazile's revelations, as well as investing in organizing, technology, and voter protection infrastructure in preparation for the 2018 midterms and beyond.