Wasserman Schultz Dodges Question on Clinton’s Trustworthiness

• May 3, 2016 9:01 am


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), dodged a question about Clinton's trustworthiness during an interview on CNN's New Day on Tuesday.

Clinton participated in a town hall event on Monday in West Virginia where a laid off coal miner asked her how she can go to West Virginia and act like she is a friend of the state. When host Alisyn Camerota asked Schultz about this, Schultz decided to not answer and talk about Donald Trump and the Republican Party instead.

"Is it a problem that he said, basically what he was saying, that they don't know if they can trust her?" Camerota asked.

"Look, Donald Trump is going to pull every trick out in the book possible as he continues to cause the implosion or finalize the implosion of the Republican Party. Their primary has played out in the most chaotic way. Their convention will go even further and you have a very large percentage of Republican voters who now say, a majority of Republican voters who now say that they are not going to be able to reunify by November."

"Our party on the other hand, has enthusiastic voters who are coming out of our primaries saying that our primaries have actually energized them to support either one of our candidates, so, I'm very excited about the prospect for the general election. The organization that we're going to have, we've been preparing at the DNC simultaneous to our primary playing out. We still, Alisyn, will out-organize and out-mobilize the Republicans," Schultz said. "They never did anything that they said they'd needed to do to win a presidential election when they released that autopsy. They are alienating the voters they said they needed to stop alienating. They never created a centralized voter file, we have one and have strengthened ours. We still have more advanced capability and technology and our digital tools, so we're going to be ready for them and we'll run circles around them and then on top of that, our nominee, regardless of who it is, will champion the issues that matter to Americans and theirs will try to drag us backwards."

This is far from the first time Schultz has dodged a question on television.

There have been accusations that Schultz and other members of the DNC are tilting the Democratic nomination process in favor of Clinton and against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).