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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday that the DNC chairwoman “would not be reappointed” if he was elected president.
“Well, clearly, I favor her opponent. His views are much closer to mine than is Wasserman Schultz’s,” Sen. Sanders said. “And let me also say this, in all due respect to the current chairperson. If elected president, she would not be reappointed to be chair of the DNC.”
Sen. Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, didn’t raise the issue of merit. Chairwoman Schultz, unlike her counterpart Reince Priebus, has run the Democratic National Committee into debt and into the ground, so much so she tried to redirect money from child’s disease research to fund the DNC.
There has been an effort from the left to replace her as DNC chair, a position she received as a consolation prize when Hillary Clinton lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.