Endorsement: Send Mike Levin back to Congress.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling for the ousting of embattled DNC Chairwoman and Secretary of State of Nevada, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The five progressive senators — four of them women, all of them progressive in some way — called for the removal of Wasserman Schultz on Monday, citing her actions last week, including denying Congress the ability to vote on an investigation into whether the Russian government intervened in the U.S. election to aid Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.
If they were able to pass a resolution for an investigation, they argue, she would have the same choice she’ll have on Tuesday, when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is to be disbanded.
We wrote about this a couple weeks ago. Wasserman Schultz’s decision to deny Congress the ability to weigh in on the investigation could well be a death to the Russia investigation. But now that it’s happened, it feels like a death to democracy, rather than a death to one corrupted politician.
This isn’t about her. This is about the democratic right to self-determination.
And we should remind other politicians that they are at risk for the same thing if they allow a corrupt individual to wield too much power.
Here’s what Bernie Sanders said in that article:
“This week, just as Congress was being given the ability to determine whether or not to vote on a measure to appoint a special counsel to investigate potential improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, decided with a stroke of a pen to deny them the right to vote on it. We are calling on Congress to remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz and replace her with a more vigorous and independent Democratic National Committee.”
“It is time for Congress to demand that the Democratic Party allow its members to vote on whether or not to investigate the Russian interference in our election. In an election in which millions of Americans participated in the process, we should demand for ourselves and all Americans who have had their votes stolen by the Russians to have the power to determine who should investigate