August 8, 2016

Warren Resurrects DNC Scandal To Critique Clinton and DNC

If Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee thought they were done with all the Debbie Wasserman Schultz drama after she resigned, they should think again. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) apparently still feels that the DNC hack scandal deserves attention. Speaking with WCVB, Warren laid into the DNC and Hillary Clinton for their conduct both during the scandal and in the aftermath.

The DNC hack scandal uncovered that the DNC was secretly putting their thumb on the scale for Clinton. When Warren was asked about it, she called the DNC’s conduct an “embarrassment to the nation”:

“’What happened over at the Democratic national party should not have happened,’ Warren told WCVB (Ch. 5) in an interview aired yesterday. ‘It is an embarrassment to the party and it is an embarrassment to the nation.’”

Warren also criticized Clinton for appointing Wasserman Schultz chairwoman of her campaign’s 50-state program.

“Asked her thoughts on Clinton tapping disgraced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as honorary chair of her 50-state program to help elect Democrats, Warren replied, ‘I did not understand that.’ ‘I think that the right thing was that Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned, I think that was appropriate,’ Warren said. ‘People have been fired, I think that’s appropriate. … We need somebody to get in there and clean house.’”

Warren’s inability to keep silent about a major Democratic scandal shows that the Democratic Party is far from united. While Warren might speak in Clinton’s favor from time to time, her willingness to dredge up painful scandals shows they are not in lock step.