With the Democratic National Convention only a few days away, Bernie Sanders supporters are excited to hear their favorite leader speak, but will his DNC speech focus on booting out the current Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?
This can be potentially disappointing news to those in the Democratic Party that want to #UniteBlue and have Bernie Sanders fans voting for Hillary Clinton, but the struggle against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz might define Bernie Sanders’ timeline during and after the DNC.
Alternatively, replacing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz might also help draw some of the #NeverHillary Bernie Sanders supporters back to the Democratic Party because some of them are leaning toward Jill Stein of the Green Party or Donald Trump, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
However, what is more likely is the fact that Bernie Sanders may be working to have Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ousted, which may be an essential part of Bernie Sanders’ new “revolution.”
In a July 15 report by USA Today, Bernie Sanders said he was no longer running for president, but instead, wanted to continue his new project called “Our Revolution” and stated the following about the current Democratic Party.
“The goal here is to do what I think the Democratic establishment has not been very effective in doing. And that is at the grass-roots level, encourage people to get involved, give them the tools they need to win, help them financially.”
Bernie Sanders also stated he would “campaign for Tim Canova, a progressive primary challenger to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who chairs the Democratic National Committee.”
Of course, Bernie Sanders fans tend to loathe Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Bernie Sanders himself may agree with some of their dissent.
A report from The Hill was one of the first to report about the issue with Bernie Sanders supporters and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on May 20. It was at this time when Bernie Sanders fans were tweeting #DebbieDowner, #DownwithDebbie and #DumpDebbie.
The reason they were so upset was because Bernie Sanders fans blamed “Wasserman-Schultz for what they see as a system rigged against their candidate and claimed that he was being cheated by contests closed to independents and unfair weight to superdelegates.”
Miami New Times reported that, around June 15, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that many Bernie Sanders fans did not support.
Following this incident, around June 17, Bill Moyers declared Debbie Wasserman-Schultz “on her way out,” and said that the “leadership of the Democratic National Committee, particularly Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has come under fire throughout the presidential primary fight.”
About a week later, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters decided to file a fraud lawsuit against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for alleged election rigging at the end of June, according to UPI.
With the DNC only days away, the issues surrounding Debbie Wasserman-Schultz are still alive, but instead of a lawsuit, Bernie Sanders is attempting to get her unseated in the next election.
In fact, on July 20, Observer claimed Bernie Sanders has started a “campaign against” Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and focused on the fact that the other candidate for her job, Tim Canova, is simply “more progressive.”
Regardless of the fact that Bernie Sanders wants Debbie Wasserman-Schultz unseated as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, what Bernie Sanders does not want his supporters to do is cause Hillary Clinton to lose to Trump.
Around July 6, Bernie Sanders did an interview with Wolf Blitzer where he was careful to avoid “lambasting” Hillary Clinton, because his ultimate goal is to see Donald Trump defeated.
For this reason, with #UniteBlue in mind, it might be interesting to hear what Bernie Sanders says to his DNC delegates and if campaigning against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz becomes a tactic for winning the #NeverHillary crowd over.
According to a Fortune report from July 21, “Bernie Sanders will be meeting his 1,900 delegates around July 24 before the DNC begins on July 25 and that this is part of a series of meetings aimed at providing direction to his undecided supporters after he endorsed Hillary Clinton.”
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