On Friday night, newly-elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, tom perez, spoke at a rally in New Jersey where he railed against President Trump and the Republican Party.

Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values," stated Perez. "You didn’t win this election."

Perez added, "We have a bully in Washington in the White House."

Perez, speaking at a rally hosted by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, devoted much of his speech to criticizing the Republican Party, suggesting that the GOP doesn't care about voters. The video of the speech was posted online by The Daily Caller.

A critical time for the DNC

With Democrats no longer in control of the White House and Congress -- and in danger of losing the Supreme Court at some point during the Trump administration -- it is an especially critical time for the dnc. Perez, who served as Labor Secretary under President Obama, won the chair of the Democratic National Committee in February, after a closely contested race with Keith Ellison, a state representative from Minnesota.

Scandal after scandal

Perez replaces former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who resigned in July of 2016 after it was revealed through leaked emails that DNC officials had made a concerted effort to prevent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

After the resignation of Wasserman Schultz, the DNC named Donna Brazile as interim chairperson.

Brazile's short tenure as DNC boss was also marred by scandal, after it was revealed by WikiLeaks that Brazile had emailed Hillary Clinton debate questions in advance -- a charge she vehemently denied at the time.

When confronted about the DNC question-sharing scandal by Fox News' Megyn Kelly on October 19 of last year, Brazile became irate and belligerent.

"As a Christian woman, I understand persecution," said Brazile, adding that she would not "sit here and be persecuted" by Megyn Kelly.

On March 17, however, Brazile finally acknowledged her role in the scandal, telling ABC News that "sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret."