DNC Chair Refuses to Say if Sanders Is Electable
TAPPER: "Here’s a contrary concern that I do hear from some Democrats out there."
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: "Sure."
TAPPER: "Can Bernie Sanders, do you think, win a general election?"
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: "I mean, I have said repeatedly that I think that either one of our two candidates will ultimately be elected the 45th president of the United States. And it’s very simple. Look at the insult-fest that is going on, on the other side of the aisle that occurs at every one of their debates. At our debates, you have substantive, deep-dive discussions about how to build on President Obama’s legacy of 71 straight months of job growth in the private sector, cutting our deficits by nearly three- quarters, 19 million Americans who now have health insurance. And the distinction between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is really on how to continue to move in the direction to help more people reach the middle class. And compared with the backwards direction that Republicans would take us — all of them have hugged the most extreme right wing of their party, would take away health care, would turn Medicare into a voucher system, would roll back all the economic progress and take care of the wealthiest, most fortunate Americans. That’s the contrast, no matter who the nominees are. And the American people will continue to choose to go in the direction that we have been, like they have in five out of the last six presidential elections."