Bill de Blasio cannot possibly run for president as a progressive. In 2014, after years of Republican mayors, de Blasio ran on a criminal justice platform, was elected, and promised to be a transformational, progressive mayor for America's largest and most diverse city. In my 25 years as a criminal justice reformer and organizer, I can tell you that he has not lived up to that promise.
Perez makes a damning case against this liberal darling, then professes faith in his ability, which would necessitate a desire, to change.
Highly illogical, Captain … but then so is quoting Lewis, given his record in Congress and alignment with the DNCistas.