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Keith Ellison, deputy chairman of the DNC, puts a lot of the blame for their monumental losses squarely on former President Obama.

“Barack Obama could have been a better party leader, and I think the fact that he wasn’t has put his legacy in jeopardy,” Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at an event held at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday.

Ellison considers himself a progressive and even backed Bernie Sanders during the primaries. He was also originally an Obama support but that’s since changed.

“His true legacy is in danger, and I think he can’t say that he wasn’t part of those losses. I mean, who else?” said Ellison, who serves as second-in-command to DNC chairman Tom Perez.

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