Elections

Allegation: Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Violated Federal Election Law [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Tim Canova, the primary challenger to former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said Monday that she used DNC resources to “monitor my campaign and try to crush my campaign in violation of federal election law.”

Appearing on CNN’s “At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan,” Canova sparred with host John Berman about debating Wasserman Schultz, arguing, “I would love to debate her and I’ll schedule it but until she actually debates me, she’s dodging debates and its been going on for four months.”

“Has your staff reached out to hers to set one up,” host Kate Bolduan followed up.

“Absolutely, absolutely. There’s no response at all from her camp,” Canova claimed. Adding, “So, you know, look you take a look at the Wikileaks and the email disclosures, what they revealed, they reveal somebody who says one thing repeatedly but does another.”

“And that’s why campaign today is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Wasserman Schultz. She used DNC resources time and time again to monitor my campaign and try to crush my campaign in violation of federal election law,” Canova said.

MANCHESTER, NH - DECEMBER 19: U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd District), who is also the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) speaks to reporters before the democratic debate on December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The DNC has been criticized for the timing of democratic debates during the 2016 presidential race. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Getty Images)

“All right. Obviously we will look into this and find out what we can,” Berman replied.

“And we will get Wasserman Schultz’s response as well,” Bolduan added.

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