May 18, 2016

MSNBC To Wasserman Schultz: Resign!

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is not having a good week. First, her attempt to put Bernie Sanders and his campaign in their place failed miserably. After she called on Sanders to condemn his own supporters, all she did was push Sanders farther away from the Democratic Party.

Now Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s actions are stirring up more trouble, with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski calling on her to resign over her conduct during the Democratic primary. Brzezinski started by faulting Wasserman Schultz’ conduct throughout the whole primary process, and finished by saying the DNC Chairwoman should step down from her post:

“’This has been very poorly handled from the start,’ Mika Brzezinski said. “It has been unfair and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts quite frankly with the person we just heard speaking. It just does. You know that’… ‘She should step down,’ Brzezinski put in ‘She should step down.’”

While Rep. Wasserman Schultz is under fire for her conduct as DNC Chairwoman, she is also fighting fires in her other job representing Florida in Congress. That’s because her primary opponent Tim Canova is proving to be a formidable opponent:

“Canova’s bid has gained fuel from the popularity of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the charges that Wasserman Schultz and the DNC are working unfairly to help Hillary Clinton become the party’s presidential nominee. Several progressive groups have called for Wasserman Schultz to resign her DNC post.”

Also unlike many challengers to incumbent politicians, Canova has significant funds to mount a credible challenge:

“Tim Canova says he has raised $1 million in his Democratic primary battle against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a sign that she faces her first election battle in more than two decades for the South Florida seat. Canova’s campaign announced hitting that milestone on Friday. His campaign said that he had raised $1,017,632.57 since starting about four months ago. The average contribution was $18.55, and 98 percent were from donors who gave less than $200, according to his campaign.”

Wasserman Schultz has two jobs and is facing turmoil and uncertainty in both. At least she finally knows what it’s like to participate in the Obama-Clinton economy.