On Tuesday a GOP super-PAC founded by George W. Bush’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, “endorsed” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s reelection.
It seems Bernie Sanders wasn’t so off in his distaste for Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) after all, as the super-PAC American Crossroads has now pegged her management as the cause of increased tension among Democrats. The super-PAC sees the DNC Chairwoman as fielding voters to the side of the GOP as many become increasingly fed-up with the Democratic Party’s operation under the hand of Wasserman Schultz.
American Crossroads President and CEO Steve Law had this to say in a statement:
‘Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has played a critical role over the past several years in the massive Republican gains we have achieved at the state level, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in the U.S. Senate.’
Law went on to emphasize failing on the part of Wasserman Schultz’s leadership, blaming her for the party’s disunity, which he suggests stems from drawn-out Democratic primary process:
‘Wasserman Schultz’s leadership has also been a catalyst for the emerging civil war in the Democratic Party this year, ensuring that their nominating process will drag on far longer than that of Republicans.’
Wasserman Schultz is running against Tim Canova, whom Bernie Sanders publicly endorsed in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.
Sanders told Tapper point blank on the show:
‘Well, clearly I favor her opponent. His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Schultz.’
Watch the clip of Sanders’ endorsement below, via YouTube:
American Crossroads called Tim Canova an “ultra-liberal outsider,” saying they stand with Wasserman Schultz and that voters of the 23rd District of Florida should, too. Of course, their endorsement is merely an attempt to rally voter support to the side the GOP. Sounds pretty desperate if you ask us.
Despite Sanders’ endorsement of Canova, Wasserman Schultz has stated she will remain neutral and unify behind the Democratic nominee after the Philadelphia convention in July.
(h/t The Hill)