Politico: Everyone Hates Debbie Wasserman Schultz Now
Former DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was never the most popular member of her party. But in the aftermath of her former IT staffer Imran Awan’s arrest, whatever goodwill remained has evaporated.
According to Politico, as Wasserman Schultz’s unpopularity within the Democratic Party has risen to new lows, he embattled Congresswoman’s political future looks bleak:
“The chatter about a House leadership post is gone. So is talk of statewide office. After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, there’s no prospect of an administration job for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. One year after the Florida congresswoman’sresignation as national party chair at the Democratic National Convention — where activists booed and shouted ‘shame!’ at her during a Florida delegation breakfast speech — the once-rising star’s political fortunes continue to fade, beset by critics on all sides.”
Wasserman Schultz’s lack of a political future should be unsurprising as many Democrats are still infuriated about the nefarious role the DNC played during the Clinton-Sanders primary fight. Now with another scandal on top of last year’s fiasco, even the DNC members from her home state of Florida want Wasserman Schultz to just “go away.”
Nikki Barnes, a DNC member from Florida, even said that the Awan scandal is having spilling over from being just a problem for the Congresswoman and having a larger, negative impact on the entire Democratic Party:
“The problem with the Awan case, Barnes said, is that it’s not just hurting the congresswoman. It’s drawing negative attention to a party still healing after last year’s shocking losses and the divisive Democratic primary when Wasserman Schultz appeared to favor Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. ‘This adds to Debbie being re-branded as the Democrats’ disastrous destruction,’ Barnes said.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a toxic political brand. While Democrats hope and pray that she steps off the political stage, Republicans will continue to delight in her unpopular presence.