Bernie Sanders Takes Big Swipe at DNC Chair

Backs Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent, says he wouldn't reappoint her
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2016 7:31 AM CDT
DNC chair and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" on the Fox Business Network, Monday, March 21, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – If the Democratic National Committee has a deal for Bernie Sanders, it can apparently shove it: In further escalation of the family feud, Sanders not-so-subtly endorsed the primary opponent of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, reports CNN, saying that, "clearly, I favor her opponent. His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Shultz's." In a further jab, Sanders—who has long contended that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC have a heavy bias toward Hillary Clinton—added that were he to win the Oval Office, he wouldn't reappoint the Florida congresswoman as DNC chair. Responded Wasserman Schultz: "I remain, as I have been from the beginning, neutral in the presidential Democratic primary. I look forward to working together with (Sanders) for Democratic victories in the fall." (Read more Debbie Wasserman Schultz stories.)

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