DNC Chair: I Won’t Comment on Democrats’ ‘Deficiencies’

• February 10, 2016 3:57 pm


Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said Wednesday on CNN that she would not be baited into discussing the Democratic candidates' "deficiencies."

Host Wolf Blitzer asked her about Hillary Clinton's poor showing in New Hampshire against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and how she has not polled well with many demographics.

"But the question is why Hillary Clinton is doing so poorly among these various groups. Look at this, it's another serious problem she has. Bernie Sanders, according to all of the exit polls, women voters under 65, all levels of education, on all the issues, whether health care, economy, terrorism, they liked him a lot more than they liked her and she wants to be the first woman President of the United States," Blitzer said. "Why does she have a problem apparently in Iowa, now also in New Hampshire, with especially younger women?"

"Wolf, I know you're trying hard to get me to comment on the attributes or deficiencies of either one of our candidates," Schultz said. "I'm not taking the bait. You know, what we're doing at the national party is helping to make sure that we can prepare for our eventual nominee. When we have a nominee, it's clear to me from the outcome of the priorities that have been demonstrated by voters casting their ballots that the American people want to continue to support the policies that a Democratic president … has advanced that pulled us from the worst … economic crisis we've had since the Great Depression, losing 800,000 jobs a month, that all of the Republicans call the glory days, that we should go back to.

"And they will embrace our eventual nominee because they want to make sure that they have a president who's going to continue to have their back, not one that is going to pull us backwards."

It is unclear which "deficiencies" Schultz was referring to in her comments.

A recent poll showed said that the American public would not agree with Schultz's comments about continuing President Obama's policies.