Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders wave together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton
Hours after news emerged that Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been stripped of her speaking privileges at the party’s convention in Philadelphia this week, Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that the embattled chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee should face an even tougher fate.
“I think she should resign, period,” said Sanders to George Stephanopolus on ABC’s “This Week.” “And I think we need a new chair who is going to lead us in a very different direction.”
She “should not be chair of the DNC, and I think these emails reiterate that reason why she should not be chair,” the Vermont senator added, referring to a massive email leak that painted a picture of bias against the Democratic Party officials
The fallout was that late Saturday night, news emerged that Wasserman Schultz would not preside over or speak at the DNC convention in Philadelphia this week.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) was tapped to chair the convention in her place.
Before the leaks, Wasserman Schultz was already the target of intense criticism throughout the Democratic primary process over her decision to limit the number of debates and schedule the few there were, on weekends, and other steps that the campaigns of Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders felt conveyed outright support for candidate Clinton at various points during the primaries, as a matter of fact, former Virginia senator, Jim Webb dropped out of the race early and threatened to run as an independent, frustrated by the antics of the Wasserman Schultz led DNC
Appearing on ‘Meet the Press’ with Chuck Todd, Sunday, Sanders, who headlines the convention opening night, Monday, added that he would have preferred that Secretary Clinton picked a more progressive running mate instead of Virginia Senator, Tim Kaine.
“His political views are not my political views. He is more conservative than I am. Would I have preferred to see somebody like an Elizabeth Warren selected by Secretary Clinton? Yes, I would have” .