Frankly, we be stunned if this loathsome woman ever told the truth. But please, Democrats, keep her exactly where she is. As the architect of the 2014 midterm disaster she’s proven very useful for Republicans.
A vice chair of the Democratic National Committee says the chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), did not consult others about the party’s primary debate schedule as she claims and is questioning her leadership.
R.T. Rybak, a former mayor of Minneapolis, told The New York Times on Thursday that Wasserman Schultz had made statements that were “flat out not true.”
“This is not a back-and-forth between a chair and a vice chair,” he said, according to the Times.
“This is a chair of the Democratic Party wrongly stating that she consulted with all of the party officers. I was not consulted. I know that [Rep.] Tulsi Gabbard [D-Hawaii] was not consulted. And this is becoming about much more than debates.”
In other words, she lied.
The DNC is planning to hold 6 debates, but many, including presidential contenders Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have called for more. Ryback and his fellow DNC vice chair Gabbard also publicly called for more debates.
Gabbard said she was disinvited from the first Dem debate, held on Tuesday Oct. 13, after repeating her calls.
According to reports, DNC officials said that Gabbard was not disinvited, but that Wasserman Schultz wanted to avoid distractions and keep the “focus” on the candidates in the debate. Wasserman Schultz also said she had consulted with others in the party about the timing and number of debates.
Gabbard responded by accusing Wasserman Schultz of making statements “that aren’t true.”
Yes, she lied.