Whether you’re a Hillary Clinton supporter or you’re rooting for Bernie Sanders, I think we can all agree that Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was incredibly rude this weekend.
During a CNN interview with correspondent Dana Bash, Wasserman Schultz was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders — and both times, she refused to say his name.
First, Bash asked if she thought Sanders’ “Democratic Socialist” title would harm the Democratic party in the general election. The DNC chair responded:
Any one of our candidates on that stage on Tuesday night…is in dramatic contrast to any of the Republican circus candidates, circus performers, that are on the other side.
The second question was about whether or not Wasserman Schultz believes Senator Sanders can beat a Republican in the general election. She replied:
Any one of our candidates will stand in stark contrast when it comes to the priorities to the American people.
In both cases the head of our party’s committee refused to mention Sanders by name and instead dodged very specific questions by including all of the candidates in her answer. Wasserman Schultz and the DNC have been accused of protecting Hillary Clinton in the past, but we’d like to think that our party is standing behind ALL of their candidates. After all, we are not a bunch of petty Republicans.
Wasserman Schultz should have said,” Senator Sanders is a strong candidate, whose political affiliation is clear, but any of our candidates could beat the train wreck that is the Republican lineup. We stand behind all of our candidates.”
Refusing to mention him by name was rude and she should issue an apology.
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