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Who had the worst 24 hours in Washington? Hillary Clinton

by | May 25, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Bernie Sanders

At the Washington Post, they have a feature asking who had the “worst week in Washington?” If there was an award for the worst 24 hours, clearly it would go to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, pro-abortion Hillary Clinton.

(Although Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz ,who may be on her way out the door, could be a close second. But the two go together.)

You no doubt heard that the long-simmering scandal-in-the-making question of Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State just got a whole lot hotter and a whole lot less “potential.”

To quote Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog’s report released on Wednesday.

Clinton’s use of the private email server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, for government purposes has prompted several investigations, including an ongoing probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The email controversy has hung over her campaign for months.


The report represents the latest pushback — in this case by a nonpartisan government entity — against her campaign’s claim that she did not break any rules and that her use of a private server was completely allowed.

Meanwhile, with the huge California presidential primary coming up June 7, more internecine fighting between Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party. This week Sanders said if he becomes president, he would ask Wasserman Schultz to step down.

According to CNN

Democratic senators are discussing whether Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be removed as the head of the party because she has become “too toxic” in the ongoing Democratic civil war.

“There is a lot of sentiment that replacing her would be a good idea. It is being discussed quietly among Democratic senators on the floor, in the cloakroom and in lunches,” a senior Senate Democratic source told CNN on condition of anonymity to discuss private talks among lawmakers.

Added the Hill, whose story first reported on the possible ouster

Wasserman Schultz has had an increasingly acrimonious relationship with the party’s other presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and his supporters, who argue she has tilted the scales in Clinton’s favor.

“There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on,” said one pro-Clinton Democratic senator.

The lawmaker said senators huddled on the chamber floor last week to talk about Wasserman Schultz’s future and estimated that about a dozen have weighed in during private conversations.

“I don’t see how she can continue to the election. How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts,” said the lawmaker, who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

At the same time, however, according to the Hill’s Alexander Bolton

There is no indication Wasserman Schultz, who is also a Florida congresswoman, has any plans to leave her post. And Senate sources stress that a final decision won’t be made until Clinton and Sanders negotiate some type of deal aimed at healing the party. President Obama, who selected Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman in 2011, is expected to play a major role in any such talks.

The next few days before the California primary will be something else. Oh, by the way, Sanders campaign has asked for a recanvass of voting in the Kentucky May 17 primary that he lost to Clinton by less than 2,000 votes.

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