HYPOCRISY: Dem Chief Touts Debates But Refuses To Debate Primary Opponent
In an interview following the Democratic Presidential Primary debate in New York, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked about the “democratic value and importance of debates.”
Wasserman Schultz touted debates as a way for candidates to “get an opportunity to talk about their ideas.”
However, when asked if she would commit to debating her primary opponent, Wasserman Schultz dodged the question and walked away. Wasserman Schultz is facing a competitive primary from an insurgent challenger who has hit her on her management of the Democratic National Committee, the presidential primary process, and other parts of her record.
FULL TRANSCRIPT: CAFE’S BLAKE ZEFF: “Can you speak to the democratic value and importance of debates? WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “Oh, sure. I mean it’s, I think, it’s not just a Democratic value. It is important to have debates so that candidates get an opportunity, you know, for the presidential election, so candidates have an opportunity to talk about their ideas” ZEFF: “Do you commit to debating your primary opponent?” WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “I’m here to talk about the presidential election.”