A progressive liberal member of the Democratic National Committee thinks former House IT staffer Imran Awan "had something" on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and that's just one of a slew of reasons why other Democrats wish she would just go away.
In an interview with POLITICO, Florida DNC member Nikki Barnes unloaded on the former DNC chairwoman:
We wish she would go away and stop being so public by doubling down on negative stories ... [N] one of this makes sense. It doesn't sound like racial profiling … there must have been something for her.
This adds to Debbie being rebranded as the Democrats’ disastrous destruction. Those of us on the DNC know we have to rebrand ourselves and earn the people’s trust. And unfortunately Debbie’s name does not scream trust. It screams power. It screams limited access. It screams WikiLeaks now. DNC lawsuit. It screams a lot of negative things to the public. That’s not how we want to rebrand ourselves.
Everything that’s going on right now is taking away from what success we’re seeing in the grass-roots movement. No one’s talking about the people’s platform or hearing our good news because the headlines are focused on Debbie, her misplaced laptop and consequences.
To be fair to the congresswoman, Barnes was a Bernie Sanders supporter, and likely has more than one axe to grind over the handling of the 2016 primary race. But, POLITICO’s report suggested its reporters were hardpressed to find too many congressional Democrats who were willing to praise her.