Wasserman Schultz Avoids Discussing Clinton Wall Street Transcripts

• April 20, 2016 11:29 am


Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz would not discuss Hillary Clinton’s pricey Wall Street speeches Wednesday, instead focusing on Republican "chaos."

Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked Wasserman Schultz whether she was encouraging Bernie Sanders to stop attacking Clinton over releasing the transcripts to her speeches.

"[Sanders] started to raise questions about corruption issues that he thought were underlying. He talked about how much she made off of the Wall Street speeches and he exhorted her to turn over the text of those speeches," MacCallum said. "Are you calling for him to stop that line of attack?

Wasserman Schultz did not answer the question and instead lauded the achievements of the Democratic race.

"I’m actually proud of the way this campaign has played out at each of our debates and throughout the entire primary," she said. "Our candidates have talked about the issues important to Americans, about how to continue to create jobs and build on our economic success and create more opportunities for people to succeed, and, you know, expand access to health care and not repeal it like Republicans have."

She then underscored her pride for the Democratic race by comparing it to the "chaos" on the Republican side.

"You know, compared to what is going on the other side of the aisle, where chaos is reigning and they're talking about the size of people's hands," Wasserman Schultz said. "The very likely nominee, Donald Trump, has alienated just about every demographic group."

Still avoiding Clinton’s transcripts, she concluded that there is a great difference between the Democratic and Republican race.

"The contrast is pretty clear and I think we need to make sure that our candidates continue that, and I'm confident they will," Wasserman Schultz said.