Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is so out of touch with everyday voters that she’s practically tearing her own party apart.
And Schultz’s latest fundraising ploy sure won’t mend any fences.
Tim Canova, who is challenging Schultz in a primary for her Florida Congressional, blasted Schultz this week for her latest special interest fundraiser.
Next week, at an event organized by a major Florida labor group, fat-cat donors will spend $5,400 just to have a bagel with Schultz. As Canova pointed out, it’s the latest evidence of Schultz’s shadowy ties to big money and Wall Street donors — the same types of people she often publicly criticizes.
“It would take a working American making the minimum wage in Florida 671 hours — more than 16 weeks of work — just to be able to afford that bagel and speak with their member of Congress,” Canova wrote in an email to supporters. “I don’t know about you, but that must be some bagel.”
Schultz, who has long faced criticism for her handling of the Democratic presidential primary, is reportedly in the hot seat as DNC chief. Reports surfaced this week that even members of Congress who support Hillary Clinton were looking to oust Schultz.
Clinton’s challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is backing Canova in the Florida primary.
— The Horn editorial team