Debbie Wasserman Schultz is being accused of manhandling a 16 year old volunteer belonging to her primary opponent, Attorney Jen Perelman.
Martina Velasquez, 16, was “physically shoved” and “verbally accosted” by DWS as she was handing out cards and claiming that DWS isn’t doing enough for the environment.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been ousted as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the party’s convention. It’s an abrupt end to a chairmanship marked by controversy, which came to a head this weekend following revelations from leaked internal emails.
“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in a lengthy statement Sunday announcing her resignation, referring to her desire to unify the party.
The timing isn’t the greatest in the word with the primary election just a couple of days away. But then again, she has been fooling her constituent for years into thinking she is competent, so she can expect to fool them at least this one more time. It should work, her voters aren’t the sharpest crayons in the box.
Perelman says she doesn’t believe that DWS was trying to hurt Velasquez but that she did anyway. Perelman challenged DWS saying:
” I’m only going to say this once: If you want to put your hands on anyone, try it with me. Don’t you EVER touch my volunteer.”
“She ended up shoving me more than once and calling me a liar to my face.”
The seat is considered a safe Democratic seat and the winner of this Tuesday’s primary will be the heavy favorite in the general election. The smart money is on DWS who has held the seat for far longer than she deserved, Even though the Democrats controlled the House for almost two years, DWS has not made even a blip on the radar as far as leadership is concerned.
We could not reach Wasserman Schultz or her campaign for comment, but we did speak to Perelman about the incident.
Perelman reiterated what her volunteer stated on her video, adding that Wasserman Schultz would “reach right over her (Martina) to talk to voters and say,” don’t vote for her, she’s my opponent.”
“She was so unnecessarily aggressive, said Perelman. “I don’t think she was trying to purposely hurt my volunteer, but she did manhandle her.”