A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton left a series of angry messages with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the party’s supposed bending over backwards for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
DNC voicemails leaked by Wikileaks contains three lengthy messages from a woman identified as Susan Hartman from Arizona, a self-proclaimed Clinton donor.
“I’m furious about what you are doing for Bernie Sanders. He’s getting way too much influence,” Hartman said in a May 23, 2016 voicemail obtained by Wikileaks.
“I’m on a fixed income and I’ve spent over $300 donated to Hillary, and what I see is the DNC bending over backwards for Bernie,” she said. “And Bernie is the worst person in the world to even be running in a Democratic Party because he’s not a Democrat.”
“Please don’t give in to him!” Hartman said. “I don’t care about Sanders supporters. Most of them aren’t gonna vote for Hillary anyway. Quit acquiescing to this person who likes to play the victim card and who also has been attacking Hillary, which gives Trump all his talking points.”
“I will leave the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party continues to coddle Bernie Sanders. Get rid of him,” she said.
DNC staffers were confused about why Hartman’s messages were even being forwarded to them from the front desk. DNC staff even expressed some amusement at Hartman’s lengthy screeds.
“I’m guessing random transfer from front desk?!” Andrew Wright wrote to his DNC colleagues in May. “Anybody else getting these calls? Got one like this the other day as well. Good times!”
The Daily Caller News Foundation checked Federal Election Commission records to see if Hartman was actually a Clinton donor. Individuals with the name Susan Hartman have contributed thousands to Republicans and Democrats over the years, but there’s currently no record of a donation from a Susan Hartman from Arizona.
Hartman, however, must have been pleased to find out the DNC favored Clinton during the 2016 primary. The 20,000 DNC emails leaked by Wikileaks suggested party officials and staff favored Clinton winning the nomination.
Hartman left other voicemails with the DNC. On May 22, she left one pleading with them to stop Sanders.
“I am one of the many Democrats that is so angry at Bernie Sanders that he is trying to change everything, change the rules, he’s trying — you know, you guys are acquiescing to him on things in the convention,” she said in her voicemail.
“I don’t think he should get a speaking slot in the convention, and for him to try and get O’Malley and Barney Frank off of the rules committee is asinine. Do not let him rule the Democratic Party!” Hartman said.
Hartman left another voicemail on May 23, bashing the DNC for allowing Sanders to appoint activist Cornel West to the party’s platform committee.
“What is the DNC doing by allowing Sanders to put Cornel West on the platform committee? He’s called President Obama a niggerized president and he said he’s a Republican in blackface. Why does the DNC allow such trash to be on the platform committee? I don’t understand it, you guys are losing me,” she said.
“I am getting fed up with the Democratic Party because I’m so tired, especially this campaign, of seeing the Democrats just lay back and say ‘okay Bernie, you can do whatever you wanna do, whatever you want, we’ll give it to you, we’ll give it to you, we promise.’ And you know what he’s saying?” Hartman said.
“He’s telling [inaudible] … he may not even support Hillary, so I don’t know. I don’t understand and I don’t know why you guys don’t have some courage to say ‘no,’” she said.
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