MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called on [crscore]Debbie Wasserman Schultz[/crscore] to step down as chair of the Democratic Party because the Florida congresswoman is blatantly favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Brzezinski said that Sanders treatment by the Democratic Party “has been very poorly handled from the start. It has been unfair and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts quite frankly with the person that we just heard speaking. It just does.”
[dcquiz] Brzezinski’s call for a change of leadership was in response to Wasserman Schultz’s criticism of Sanders from Tuesday night when she said, “There is a way to deal with frustration over process. But the fact that the Sanders campaign has issued a ‘but’ in between condemnation of violence and frustration over the process seems to excuse their supporters’ actions, which is unacceptable.” (VIDEO: Even Rachel Maddow Is Trashing The Democratic Party’s ‘Ugly’ Chaos)
Wasserman Schultz was referring to the chaotic Nevada convention they held last week where chairs were thrown and Sen. [crscore]Barbara Boxer[/crscore] was booed off the stage. (VIDEO: Chaos At Nevada Democratic Convention As Bernie Fans Boo Barbara Boxer)
The chair of the Nevada Democratic Party Roberta Lange has reportedly received threats for her handling of the Nevada Democratic Party Convention. (RELATED: Nevada Democratic Party Chair Complains Sanders Campaign Hasn’t Apologized For Chaos At Convention)
After the clip of Wasserman Schultz ended, fellow host Joe Scarborough said, “That’s where it all started with rigging the debates.” (VIDEO: CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System)
“Why would Bernie Sanders politely get in line for the Democratic Party?” Scarborough asked.
“Because Hillary Clinton’s people said so,” Brzezinski responded.
“I sure as hell wouldn’t, if the party I was a member of treated me like this, rigged the debate process, rigged Iowa, rigged the entire thing going forward … I’d say ‘Go straight to hell. I’m running as an independent.'”
During Scarborough’s rant, Brzezinski said twice that Wasserman Schultz “should step down.”
Scarborough then said that if he was treated like Sanders was treated and did not run as an independent, “I would be betraying my people. All those people that gave him $25, $26, $27, to just play nice with the Democratic Party and fold yourself into convention at the end when the Democratic Party doesn’t respect them.”