A vice chair of the Democratic National Committee says the chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), did not consult others about the party’s primary debate schedule as she claims and questioned her leadership.R.T. Rybak, a former mayor of Minneapolis, told The New York Times on Thursday that Wasserman Schultz had made statements that were “flat out not true.”“This is not a back-and-forth between a chair and a vice chair,” he said, according to the Times.“This is a chair of the Democratic Party wrongly stating that she consulted with all of the party officers. I was not consulted. I know that [Rep.] Tulsi Gabbard [D-Hawaii] was not consulted. And this is becoming about much more than debates.”Rybak’s comments are the latest salvo in an internal party fight over the number of presidential primary debates.The DNC is planning to hold 6 debates, but many, including presidential contenders Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have called for more. Ryback and his fellow DNC vice chair Gabbard also called for more debates.

Source: DNC officer: Chairwoman’s statements ‘flat out not true’ | TheHill

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