Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Wall Street and Big Oil donors can still be ‘big tent’ Democrats
Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) refused to disavow corporate campaign donors during a brief interview posted by The Young Turks on Friday.
The footage shows correspondent Jordan Chariton approaching Wasserman-Schultz on Thursday night and relaying to her concerns from young supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign, saying that they “feel like a lot of the establishment Democrats are taking money from the same people that they say they’re going after: Wall Street, Big Oil.”
“Both political parties through time immemorial have had a range of views across a spectrum, but we’re a big tent party,” she responded. “We have the ability to absorb and be unified with people on the far left and center right and still have the same people calling themselves Democrats.”
She also rebuffed the idea that Democrats are in danger of falling prey to corporate influence, saying that there’s more cause for concern that it may be happening to Republicans.
“I would bet quite a bit of money at this stage that the Republicans end up sort of blowing themselves to smithereens after their convention,” she said.
Watch the interview, as posted online on Friday, below.