Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, DNC Vice Chair, Hits Back HARD Against Wasserman-Shultz “Silencing Dissenters”
The Democratic Left is crying foul, as well it might, for it has good grounds to suspect an institutional effort to help Hillary Clinton skate through primary season without having to engage her Democratic opponents. Democratic party regulars seem very thin skinned on the subject, which suggests the critics’ suspicions are true.
Washington Examiner reported:
When a DNC vice chairwoman, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, dared suggest in a television interview that more debates would be healthy for her party, she was heavy-handedly disinvited from Tuesday’s debate by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Bernie Sanders, the insurgent socialist opposing Clinton and leading her in some early primary states, cheekily invited Gabbard to sit with his crew, but the damage was done.
“It’s very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them,” Gabbard subsequently told The New York Times. “When I signed up to be vice chair of the DNC, no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door.”