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Chris Bedford Explains Why The DCCC Could Have A Race Problem

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter

Daily Caller News Foundation Editor-in-Chief Chris Bedford said Tuesday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committeee (DCCC) appears to be “purging people over race” Tuesday, after its executive director stepped down Monday.

“Trying to build up and to make your coalition more diverse, that’s a code word for ‘The white people who are at the DCCC should go.’ That means you’re purging people over race, at least that’s how it appears, and that is not a good thing,” Bedford said on Fox News’s “Outnumbered.”

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“The Democrats, at least this faction, are going have to wonder when they look at the debate stage because it’s all white men and women on that debate stage trying to represent the party fighting back in D.C. over if that’s okay,” Bedford continued, referencing that the first night of the Democratic debates in Detroit will have only white candidates onstage. (RELATED: Former Obama Chief Of Staff Warns Democrats Not To Alienate Swing Voters In Primary Debate)

The DCCC, a major Democratic fundraising arm, saw a major staff shakeup Monday that started with the loss of executive director Allison Jaslow.

“[S]ometimes selfless service means having the courage to take a bow for the sake of the mission especially when the stakes are so high,” Jaslow wrote on Twitter to announce her resignation Monday.

She did not explain why she was stepping down, but her announcement came after pressure from two Democratic members of Congress.

“The DCCC is now in complete chaos. The single most immediate action that Cheri Bustos can take to restore confidence in the organization and to promote diversity is to appoint a qualified person of color, of which there are many, as executive director at once,” Texas Reps. Vicente González and Filemon Vela told Politico Sunday. “We find the silence of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on this issue to be deafening.”

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