AP Congressional Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat in Congress said Friday the party's future under Tom Perez is under scrutiny amid fallout from the Iowa caucuses and the winnowing of the presidential primary field to the exclusion of candidates of color.
Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking House Democrat, stopped short of saying Perez must go as leader of the Democratic National Committee.
"That's a decision for him," he said.
But the highest-ranking African American lawmaker in the House said during an interview with C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that Iowa shouldn't play such an outsize role as an early vote state and that debate rules left "very raw feelings" within the Congressional Black Caucus after the exit of black presidential