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Bernie Sanders' campaign assails DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

From our friends at the New York Times:

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign assailed the head of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, accusing her of lavishing favoritism on his rival, Hillary Clinton, during the party's increasingly tense nominating battle.

The criticism comes amid growing fears about the prospects for party unity, as supporters of Sanders have been enraged by how they were treated at a state convention in Nevada last weekend and directed violent threats at the Democratic chairwoman there.

National party leaders, such as the DNC's chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have criticized how Sanders has handled the unrest, adding to the frustration within his campaign.

"The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, it is clear almost from the get-go that she has been working against Bernie Sanders — there's no doubt about it, for personal reasons," Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager, said of Wasserman Schultz on MSNBC.

Weaver cited the primary debate schedule and the DNC's fundraising agreement with Clinton as specific slights. In regards to Wasserman Schultz, he added, "She has been the divider and not really provided leadership that the Democratic Party needs."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:10pm]


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