President Barack Obama was in Miami this past Friday attending a Democratic National Committee fund raiser. Air Force One landed just before 4:30 p.m., CBS Miami reports.
According to a White House release, President Obama showed continued support for DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz saying that he’s got her back.
‘I don’t know how she does it because she’s everywhere all the time, non stop, and she’s a mom and a wife, and has been just an incredible supporter of my agenda. She’s taken tough votes when they’re the right thing to do, and she is somebody who I have counted on consistently.’
‘She’s had my back. I want to make sure we have her back – Debbie Wasserman Schultz.’
Many Democratic lawmakers think Wasserman Schutlz has become way too divisive within the party and have openly discussed dropping her.
But according to this story published by The Hill in May, she still has several supporters.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.):
‘I think Debbie Wasserman Schultz has done a good job. If you look at her platform committee appointments, she really gave a lot of room to Bernie supporters.’
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on the prospect of Wasserman Schultz leaving the DNC:
‘That’s not going to happen. I certainly wouldn’t let it happen.’
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who is a former DNC Chairman and whose name has been suggested as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said:
‘We don’t need to be making a change in chairs right now as we’re coming to the conclusion of this. I strongly believe that.’
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the rising female members of the upper chamber said:
‘She helped elect Barack Obama twice, and she’s going to help elect our nominee, whom I believe should be Hillary.’
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has accused her of favoring Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary race and has even endorsed her primary opponent.
Wasserman Schultz had the Commander-in-Chief’s endorsement for her district race in March.
The president gave his remarks on the matter at the fundraising event, which was hosted by Robert Rubenstein. Tickets prices were between $10,000 and $30,000.
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