Jorge Ramos Grills Wasserman Schultz: "I Didn't See A Latino, African-American, Or An Asian" On Debate Stage Staff
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 12:25 PM
Following last night's Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was grilled by Fusion's Jorge Ramos on the lack of diversity on the debate stage. Wasserman Schultz said electing and then re-electing a black president shows the diversity in the party. "When I was watching the debate what I was thinking was the Democratic Party lacked diversity. I didn't see a Latino, or an African-American, or an Asian on that stage," Ramos observed. "Well, we have Latinos and African-Americans," Wasserman Schultz boasted. "Our president of the United States, who is a Democrat, is African-American. So certainly we have an absolute demonstrateive commitment to diversity, because out party nominated the first African-American and then Americans elected him not once, but twice." "If you look at our party up and down the ballot, from the way that we select delegates, to the way we elect members of the Democratic National Committee, to the elected officials and the diversity that we have in this country, there is overwhelmingly more diversity up and down the ballot when it comes to Democrats," she said. "We are the party of diversity," Wasserman Schultz said confidently. "The Republicans are essentially the party of a monolithic view that is narrow-minded that says, 'Let's take this country backwards,'" Wasserman Schultz declared. "And that's why when it comes to the issues that are important to minority communities they overwhelmingly support Democratic policies."