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Wasserman Schultz: ‘If I Was Trying to Rig the Outcome of the Primary — Trust Me, I Could Have’

In an interview with Vice’s Shawna Thomas, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, hit back at critics suggesting she tilted her party’s primary process in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“I will be frank with you,” she said. “If I was trying to rig the outcome of the primary, trust me, I could have — there are so many things that we, not I, we could have done to enhance the campaign of one candidate over another.”

She also took aim at Sanders himself, who raised concerns about the number of debates during the primary.

“It was mind-boggling to me that he was complaining about the number of debates,” Wasserman Schultz added. “Because, things were going just fine [for him]. I think the Sanders campaign began to aggressively find a scapegoat to turn the attention away from mistakes that they made. And they did so successfully. But that’s OK.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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