Sanders could ask Harry Reid for removal of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair: report
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may seek the removal of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) as the head of the Democratic National Committee this week in a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Yahoo News reported, citing aides who are helping set up the meeting.
“We’ve been in listening mode for the most part,” the aide said. “[Reid is] going to be hearing what Bernie’s ideas are for bringing the party together and hoping he comes with some ideas.”
On Tuesday, the Vermont legislator said he would continue to campaign for the party’s presidential nomination despite losing primaries in California, New Jersey, and South Dakota to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sanders will reportedly meet with Reid on Thursday, the same day he is expected to meet with President Barack Obama, amid calls for him to end his campaign.
Tensions between Sanders and Wasserman Schultz rose last month, when he not only criticized her following a clash at the party’s Nevada convention, but endorsed Tim Canova, who is challenging her for her congressional seat.
The aide said Reid would be “open to hearing [Sanders] out” regarding replacing Wasserman Schultz.