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"That is kind of an outrageous statement...there is a lot of work that needs to be done and what we need is everyone. We need a team to fix this," Sweeny said.
Sweeney added that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that is "true, tried and tested," and is ready to get the nation back on it's feet, especially in regard to the economy.
"There is over a trillion dollar deficient throughout the nation in state pensions," he said. "And for some reason governments feel like they don't have to make the payments. My argument is that this payment is the same thing as paying your electric bill."
The Democratic party has been under scrutiny this week after its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, resigned over emails exposing top DNC staffers working to undermine Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' primary campaign. But Sweeney said the controversy will have no effect on the overall party.
"It was bumpy in the beginning but it finished strong. It should have never happened but it's politics and in politics, if you ever think that an organization is completely neutral, you're kidding yourself," Sweeny said.