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Sanders Says He's Backing DNC Chair's Primary Opponent

It's long past time for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to go as head of the DNC.
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As we've discussed here at C&L time and time again, it's long past time for Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to go as head of the DNC. Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed some of those same concerns during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper this weekend:

Sanders says he's backing DNC chair's primary opponent, wouldn't reappoint her to DNC:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday said he supports Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Democratic opponent in her August 30 primary, adding that if he is elected president, he would effectively terminate her chairmanship of the DNC.

Sanders, whose campaign has engaged in an increasingly bitter feud with the DNC chairwoman during his presidential bid, said in an interview set to air on CNN's "State of the Union" that he favors Tim Canova in Florida's 23rd congressional district. Canova is supporting Sanders.

"Well, clearly, I favor her opponent," Sanders told Tapper. "His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Shultz's."

Sanders sent out a fundraising email on behalf of Canova on Sunday morning.
"The political revolution is not just about electing a president, sisters and brothers. We need a Congress with members who believe, like Bernie, that we cannot change a corrupt system by taking its money," the email said.

Sanders also told Tapper that if he's elected president, he wouldn't reappoint Wasserman Schultz to head the DNC.


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