Sanders Backs Progressive Challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The current head of the Democratic National Committee is facing a progressive challenger for her seat in Congress.By Matt Picht | May 21, 2016
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is up for reelection in Congress this year. And Bernie Sanders is supporting her opponent.
During a CNN interview, Bernie Sanders said, "Clearly I favor her opponent. His views are much closer to mine than Wasserman Schultz's. And let me also say this, with all due respect to the current chairperson: If elected president, she would not be reappointed to the chair of the DNC."
Wasserman Schultz represents Florida's heavily-Democratic 23rd District and has won six national elections in the state since 2004. She's been the head of the Democratic National Committee since 2011, when President Obama tapped her for the role.