Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is enraged after leaked emails revealed that Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman was involved in trying to help Hillary Clinton win the Democratic nomination for president.
The leaked emails show that Schultz called NBC political director Chuck Todd and questioned Bernie Sander’s faith in the hopes that it will create a controversy.
Reich posted on Facebook on Saturday saying that the emails “clearly show the DNC tried to sandbag Bernie’s campaign.” He believes “Hillary should fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Now. Don’t wait until next week to replace her.”
Reich continued to show examples of how the party showed Clinton favorable treatment when it should have been 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 wrote.
Reich supported Sanders during the primaries, 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 after the Nevada caucus.
“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.”
When Clinton stopped in Florida for a campaign rally, she said she happy to have Wasserman Schultz’s help.