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Sanders' campaign keeps up attacks on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Bernie Sanders' campaign is not relenting on criticism of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, accusing her of showing favortism to Hillary Clinton.

"Well, I do feel certainly that the process has not been fair as administered by Debbie Wasserman Schultz," campaign manager Jeff Weaver said on Fox & Friends. "I have to say that is not everybody at the DNC, we have very good relationships with many people at the DNC. I have conversations with high level DNC people on a regular basis and you know I think there are a lot of people in the DNC who have been very put off by the way in which Debbie Wasserman Schultz has run this whole thing.”

"I just think she became personally involved in this. Beyond politics, I think it became very personal for her and you know she has lashed out at the campaign as I said on a number of occasions, these joint fundraising agreements which took money from state parties and gave it to the DNC. Or the latest, the standing committees that the convention where they tried to keep the Sanders people off. There’s just been example after example, and I think it has become sort of personal and I think it’s really unfortunate because really democrats should be working together after the convention, that’s for sure.”

Wasserman Schultz has denied any such machinations, and the DNC is pushing Democrats count others who are trashing her, anonymously, to reporters. (It's not all anoymous, as CNN reports)

Sen. Bill Nelson scoffed at talk that she would be removed before the convention in July. “That’s not going to happen. I certainly wouldn’t let it happen,” Nelson told The Hill.

DNC spokesman Luis Miranda told the Buzz: “The real story is you have a bunch of notable U.S. Senators and Members of Congress on the record expressing support for the strong leadership Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has provided at the party, and an anonymous source who disagrees. She’s gonna continue to focus on uniting Democrats and on being an asset to help elect them up and down the ballot in November, just as she’s done for many in both chambers.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:48pm]


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