May 22, 2016

Super-Sized Dem Divide Gets Personal

Saturday was the latest chapter in the very public unraveling of the Democratic Party. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has long held that the Democratic Party has been working against his candidacy, boldly announced he was backing the primary opponent of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

The move came after months of bickering over party rules, including the use of so-called superdelegates to determine the Democrats’ nominee. These superdelegates are elected officials, party officials, and other establishment types who are largely backing Sanders’ opponent, Secretary Clinton.

Clinton believes she will be the Democratic nominee and therefore knows she has to unite her party, but on “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Clinton twice refused to say she agreed with Sanders that superedelegates should be eliminated:

Clinton’s inability to unify her party was the source of intrigue among the Sunday morning shows. ABC News compiled a piece on the latest party infighting (above) and Chuck Todd highlighted the deep divide among Democrats prior to speaking with Clinton on “Meet The Press”: