Party leaders flocked to South Florida to insure her corrupt reelection victory
Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced calls to resign as early as September 2015, due to her corrupt leadership during the Democratic presidential primaries. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz, who served as co-chair to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, was blatantly tipping the scales for Clinton throughout the entire campaign season.
A rigged debate schedule, defending Clinton in the face of an FBI investigation, shutting off voter database access to the Sanders campaign, and ridiculing young women who were disproportionately supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders are just a few examples of overt favoritism for Clinton exercised by Wasserman Schultz before the primaries even began.
Documents released by WikiLeaks and hacker Guccifer 2.0 toward the end of the Democratic primaries revealed without a doubt that Wasserman Schultz violated the DNC charter. By creating an environment in which its staff worked on behalf of the Clinton campaign, Wasserman Schultz strategized with Clinton in mind as the Democratic presidential nominee. The Democratic primaries were democratic in name only, as the DNC, the mainstream media and the Democratic Party anointed Clinton before a single vote was cast.
Sanders pushed for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation before the Democratic National Convention, with Clinton refusing to entertain finding a replacement. After the WikiLeaks release, Wasserman Schultz finally resigned—though she continued to deny any wrongdoing on her part. As a reward for her loyalty, Clinton immediately hired Wasserman Schultz to work on her campaign.
In spite of the backing of many Sanders supporters, attorney Tim Canova lost to the party corruption in his fight for Wasserman Schultz’s congressional seat. Canova was Wasserman Schultz’s first Democratic primary challenger since entering Congress in 2004. Clinton easily won Florida’s 23rd district against Sanders, and as former Obama Democratic strategist Steve Schale told Politico in a recent interview, “If there actually is a district in Florida that wouldn’t really care if the DNC rigged [the Democratic presidential primary], it would be there.”