Robert Reich Is Furious with Debbie Wasserman Schultz After Alleged Email Leak: ‘Fire Her Now’
Class warrior and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is furious with Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz as alleged emails are being released from Wikileaks after the party’s servers were hacked by Guccifer 2.0.
The alleged leaks reveal emails from staffers questioning former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ faith, Wasserman Schultz contacting NBC political news director Chuck Todd questioning commentary on “Morning Joe” and calling Republican nominee Donald Trump names.
Reich wrote on a Facebook post Saturday that the alleged emails “clearly show the DNC tried to sandbag Bernie’s campaign. As such, he believes “Hillary should fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Now. Don’t wait until next week to replace her.”
Reich continues, giving examples of alleged Clinton preference when the party should have remained impartial. “When the director of communications wanted to complain to CNN about a segment the network aired in which Bernie said he would oust the chairwoman if he were elected, Wasserman Schultz emails back, ‘he isn’t going to be president,'” he wrote.
“Other emails show officials of the DNC using ‘us’ language when referring to Hillary supporters and ‘them’ language in reference to Bernie’s,” Reich believes this is further evidence that the DNC was secretly working behind closed doors to help Clinton in the primary over Sanders.
Reich was a supporter of Sanders during the primary, tweeting, “He’s leading a movement to reclaim America for the many, not the few.”
“It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics,” Sanders said in a statement after the Nevada caucus, where party leaders accused the Sanders campaign of having a “penchant for violence.”
“The Democratic Party has a choice. It can open its doors and welcome into the party people who are prepared to fight for real economic and social change – people who are willing to take on Wall Street, corporate greed and a fossil fuel industry which is destroying this planet,” the Sanders statement continued. “Or the party can choose to maintain its status quo structure, remain dependent on big-money campaign contributions and be a party with limited participation and limited energy.”
At a campaign stop in south Florida, Saturday, Clinton said from the stage that she was excited to have Wasserman Schultz’s help as the campaigns race toward November.