After A Rough 2016, Democrats Are Cleaning House

New DNC chair Tom Perez asked for resignations from all remaining staff members.
Posted at 9:45 PM, Mar 28, 2017

After a rough 2016, the Democratic National Committee is cleaning house. Newly elected DNC chair Tom Perez asked for every staffer's resignation.

That might sound like a drastic move, but a spokesperson said, "This is longstanding precedent at the DNC and has happened during multiple chair transitions." 

The party felt the need to shake things up after coming into 2016 with high expectations and leaving with greatly diminished power in the government.

Democrats gained a handful of seats in Congress, but not enough to overturn the Republican majority in both houses.

Former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign after WikiLeaks dumped emails that showed she impeded Bernie Sanders to help Hillary Clinton win the nomination.

Democrats just couldn't capitalize on former President Obama's high favorability rating as Clinton's campaign lost to the least-liked candidate since polling began: Donald Trump.