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Debbie Wasserman Schultz is out of power, influence and backing. There is no place for her in House leadership or statewide office with Hillary gone and her carrying the baggage of a failed chairmanship along with sketchy stories about the infamous IT aide, POLITICO reports.
Wasserman Schultz won’t adequately explain why she kept her IT staffer Imran Awan on six months after she was told about the investigation into him and his family, all employed by House Demorat congressional leaders. The FBI has been looking into a possible equipment and data scam since February.
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She finally fired the grossly overpaid tech on July 25, one day after authorities arrested him on a seemingly unrelated mortgage fraud charge.
Two dozen other House Democrats fired the Awans and a friend when they found out about the investigation.
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Wasserman Schultz defended herself for the first time last week, claiming she was a victim of “right wing media” and Awan was a victim of Islamophobia.
Her fellow Dems don’t understand her puzzling statements and political missteps any more than Republicans do. They want her to “go away”.
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“We wish she would go away and stop being so public by doubling down on negative stories,” said Nikki Barnes, a progressive DNC member from Florida, who believes Wasserman Schultz left the national party “in shambles” while chair, culminating with the hack of DNC servers and the release of embarrassing internal emails by WikiLeaks in the 2016 campaign. As for Wasserman Schultz’s defense, Barnes said “none of this makes sense. It doesn’t sound like racial profiling … there must have been something for her.”
The problem with the Awan case, Barnes said, is that it’s not just hurting the congresswoman. It’s drawing negative attention to a party trying to recover from the losses and for the Bernie-DNC battle. DNC now means a lot of...
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