In Vice interview, Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Bernie Sanders camp “made me the bogeyman” – Florida Politics

In Vice interview, Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Bernie Sanders camp “made me the bogeyman”

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has kept a relatively low profile since her dramatic departure as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, but she comes out swinging when discussing Bernie Sanders in an interview to be broadcast Monday night.

“The Sanders campaign began aggressively trying to find a way to, you know, find a scapegoat and turn the attention away from mistakes that they made. And they they did so successfully and made me the boogywoman. But that’s okay,” Wasserman Schultz says in a short segment of her interview with Vice News scheduled to be aired Monday night on HBO (as well as HBO Go and Now).

Wasserman Schultz is expected to easily win re-election Tuesday night against Republican Joe Kauffman in Florida’s heavily Democratic-centric 23rd Congressional District.  Her major challenge this year was to get through the first contested primary since being elected to Congress, where she ousted law professor Tim Canova by more than 13 percentage points, 57 percent to 43 percent.

Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned as chair of the DNC on the eve of their national convention this past July in Philadelphia, after leaked DNC mails appeared to show that the committee was favoring Hillary Clinton over Sanders during the primary election. She had still intended to gavel the convention into session when she was jeered at the Florida delegation breakfast on the first day of the convention.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at


  1. No one made you out to be the boogeyman Debbie. You did that yourself when you decided to fuck over Bernie. He never stood a chance because the DNC never planned on giving him one. This election made it clear that the will of the people is of no interest anymore. Just corporate interest, which clearly runs this country.

    1. Right on Aria. Gutless Debbie, tries to run away from her own mischief and glibly rationalizes. The biggest threat to the democratic party is is own so-called leadership.

  2. Face it, Debber. You are the bogeyman. You lied, you rigged the primaries, and are an outstanding example of the over-bearing elitist mentality of your worthless party.

  3. Sanders was no Boogie Man and Wasserman’s screwing with the primaries cost this country dearly.

  4. You ARE the bogeyman, Debbie. How much clearer does it have to be? Everything the Sanders camp predicted has come true.

  5. Is she going to deny she played favorites? The election results have spoken, and everyone knows who’s responsible for this defeat. Anyone other than Hillary would have had a better chance of winning.

    1. Please go to her website, email and ask for an apology and resignation from public office. We can’t stand for these abuses anymore.

  6. If hillary won the election this interview would have been fine. But in a world where Trump has won, this is a complete nightmare, and in hindsight is in astonishingly bad taste for Debbie.

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