Bernie Sanders says he is supporting the primary opponent of Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Sanders, speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview airing Sunday on "State of the Union," said, “well, clearly, I favor her opponent. His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Schultz’s.”
Tim Canova is challenging Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd congressional district, which holds its primary on Aug. 30.
Sanders also told Tapper that if he were to be elected president, he wouldn’t want Wasserman Schultz leading the DNC. His remarks come amid a longstanding feud between Sanders and the Democratic party apparatus during the Vermont senator's run for the presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.
I think most of us are quite aware that there is a long standing feud between Sanders and Schultz, and his supporters have been calling for her to step down for months now.
But let's be clear he is not simply calling for her to leave her post as the head of the DNC he wants her out of Congress completely. Where she has served since 2005.
That seems a little extreme to me.
And I think it just goes to prove that Bernie Sanders really holds a grudge, and I wonder what that means going forward after the Democratic convention in July?