Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party’s national convention this summer in Philadelphia.
According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz’s ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall’s election campaign.
“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,” one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill.
“I don’t see how she can continue to the election,” the lawmaker added. “How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts.”
“There’s a strong sentiment that the current situation is untenable and can only be fixed by her leaving,” a senior Senate Democratic aide said. “There’s too much water under the bridge for her to be a neutral arbiter.”