Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz argued Monday that “Kool-Aid” is the 2016 GOP field’s “drink of choice,” pointing to the same “tried and failed” policies the GOP embraces.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 announcement, Wasserman Schultz added that the 2016 GOP field is focused on pushing the “extremist tea party agenda” they need to embrace in order to win the nomination. The DNC chairwoman made the remarks in response to comments from Mitt Romney Monday morning on Hillary Clinton’s Saturday campaign relaunch. (RELATED: Mitt Romney: Hillary Speech ‘So Different Than What She’s Said In The Past,’ It’s ‘Jarring’)
“If he’s asking where her latte is, where is their Kool-Aid? Because that is the Republican’s drink of choice,” Wasserman Schultz said. “The Republicans, whether it’s Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, their entire field, all sing off the same song sheet, drink the same Kool-Aid. They cut taxes for the wealthiest most fortunate Americans. They want to go back to trickle-down economics that’s been tried and failed by their party over and over again.”
“And what Democrats are fighting for, whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Barack Obama, is to give everybody a chance to succeed and fight for middle class economics,” she said.
Later on in the segment, Wasserman Schultz continued her line of attack, aiming her fire at Bush and Rubio directly, both of whom are considered frontrunners for the GOP nod.
“The entire pack of Republicans whether it’s Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, or any one of a number of them have sung off the same song sheet because they are really focused on the extremist tea party agenda that they have to focus on in order to get their nomination,” she added.