DNC Chair Sounds Off on Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders says he’s not being treated fairly by his own party. In a letter to the DNC, he alleges that when it comes to joint fundraising, the Party is favoring Hillary Clinton. During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded to Bernie Sanders.
“Both candidates have a joint fundraising agreement that it is exactly like the joint fundraising agreements that we’ve had with our previous candidates for president. There is absolutely nothing different in the way that we have spent money and raised money with Secretary Clinton. Senator Sanders has chosen not to exercise the use of his joint fundraising agreement, but we have absolutely no violations and we are running the joint victory fund with the Clinton campaign exactly according to the way we are supposed to,” she said.
Schultz said the reason for a victory fund with both candidates and state parties across the country is to prepare for the general election.
“We are getting ready to make sure that we have coordinated campaigns around the country, that we can focus on continuing to build our mobilization and organization of our grassroots operation, which has run circles around the Republicans for the last few election cycles, and will do so again, strengthening our voter file -- which the Republicans were never able to do, even after their autopsy,” she said.