After telling Politico that she was planning on using her DNC donor network to build her own political infrastructure, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has seen quite the backlash from her Liberal allies. When she went public with these plans, many Democrats were upset to see the DNC chairwoman taking advantage of her position.
One top Democratic political adviser said, “This is unbelievable. So much for supporting the president or electing Democrats…She was honest that this is about her”.
DWS plans on using the extensive donor list at the DNC to build a ladder of powerful connections in order to accomplish some serious political aspirations.
“I don’t really do anything halfway,” Wasserman Schultz told Politico. “We thought with the higher profile I have at the DNC, and the donor relationships I’ve been able to build — and thankfully, a lot of people who want to help me be successful, because we share the same goals. We kind of put the leadership PAC on steroids. That’s the best way to describe it.”
It seems most likely that DWS will plan a campaign for speakership if Pelosi retires, even though Steny Hoyer has long been the favorite for the seat. Additionally, Wasserman Schultz has not ruled out a run for statewide office.
But Democrats are not happy with these (extremely) honest comments from the Florida Representative.
One senior Democratic source said the White House was “absolutely outraged” by Wasserman Schultz’s comments in Politico.
Another said Democrats in the House were just as upset. The source pointed to the number of “I, me or my” statements in the interview and said it reads like Wasserman Schultz thinks “others in leadership now don’t exist.”
Well, it seems that even her closest allies are turning on Mrs. Wasserman Schultz. The reaction from the White House can’t be good! The DNC has defended the chair by saying that she is still working hard to help Democrats across the country get elected and promote the president’s agenda. It seems hard to believe that someone who is so conniving and slick could be the Speaker of the House due to her large donor base. Without the support of her colleagues though, she is really going to have to turn things around if she wants them to vote her into that seat.