According to MSNBC, Bernie Sanders would support a member of the Democratic Party and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her Democratic primary race for Florida’s 23rd congressional district.
Economist and law professor Tim Canova is challenging Wasserman Schultz in the August 30, 2016 Florida Democratic Party's primary election. The Florida Democratic party initially refused access to its voter database to the Canova campaign.
Wasserman Schultz has repeatedly refused to respond to direct questions about whether or not she would be willing to debate Canova.
Senator Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic Candidate for President, has endorsed Canova for the seat.
Bernie Sanders said: 'And let me also say this: In all due respect to the current chairperson, if elected president she would not be reappointed to be chair of the DNC.'
American political commentator, economist, professor, and author Robert Reich shared on Facebook:
'Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee – who co-chaired Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign – hasn’t exactly been evenhanded in steering the Democratic National Committee this campaign season. For example: scheduling few primary debates and at times few people would be viewing, denying Bernie’s campaign future access to the party's 50-state voter file, responding to a data breach of the database by shutting down access to Bernie’s campaign, setting up a joint fundraising committee with the Clinton campaign, rejecting Bernie’s nominees to key convention committees, and naming strong Hillary supporters (and vocal anti-Bernie people) to chair those committees.
Wasserman Schultz is dividing the Democratic Party at a time when it needs a leader who will pull it together. Bernie said yesterday that if elected he wouldn’t reappoint her to head the DNC. It would be wise for Hillary Clinton to say the same thing. Best of all for Wasserman Schultz to resign.'
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the formal governing body for the United States Democratic Party. The committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party candidates throughout the country for local, state, and national office.
It organizes the Democratic National Convention held every four years to nominate and confirm a candidate for president, and to formulate the party platform. While it provides support for party candidates, it does not have direct authority over elected officials.