Did Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘C*ckblock’ Bernie Sanders?

Has Debbie Wasserman Schultz Been Fair To Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders supporters and even some outside observers have noted the apparent bias of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz toward the candidate she worked for in 2007, Hillary Clinton.

During an interview on The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah asked the question everybody was waiting to hear:

“A lot of people feel that Bernie Sanders has been… I’m going to paraphrase, or really quote Twitter rather, that Bernie’s being ‘cockblocked’ by the DNC. Is there any merit to this?”

Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded:

“You know… I’m a… as powerful as that makes me feel, I’m not doing a very good job of rigging the outcome or ‘blocking’ anyone from being able to get their message out. The reality is I have a job as a national party chair that is one that requires a thick skin. It requires me to be able to absorb the body blows so our candidates can stay above the fray. And you know, if I have to take a few punches in order for them to be able to make sure they’re able to get their message out, then so be it. But I’m all about making sure that ultimately we can elect our party’s nominee in the general election.”

Noah then asked Wasserman Schultz if the concept of super delegates invalidates the Democratic Party’s supposedl democratic approach to choosing candidates. She responded like a true Clintonian Democrat—by redirecting the conversation toward how much Republicans suck:

“First of all, we’ve had super delegates since I graduated from high school in 1984… but look, we have party activists, elected officials, and other leaders that are a part of our process, but who have never determined the outcome of our nominee. It’s voters that can and should determine that outcome, and they always have. And we have activists who are also a part of that process. But if you look at what’s going on on the other side, I bet my counterpart is wishing for some kind of magic pill or some Harry Potter invisible cloak that he could use to make his problems go away.”

WATCH: Debbie Wasserman Schultz On The Daily Show

Timothy Bertrand
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