Michigan Mayor Says He Was Nearly Kicked out of Dem Debate
Michigan’s mayor was apparently threatened and nearly ejected from Sunday’s Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, reports BuzzFeed.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was sitting behind Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. According to staffers, Fouts was “being very disruptive” in his complaints about Bernie Sanders.
“The sergeant-at-arms said, ‘The people that run this want you ejected, they don’t want you here,’” Fouts said.
The Hill reports:
When asked if it was Wasserman Schultz making the reques, Fouts said, “The security guy said, ‘Don’t say I said it.’”
Fouts, an Independent mayor who attended both the Republican and Democratic debates in his home state, commented on the noticeable differences between the two events.
“The Democratic debate is totally controlled by Hillarys [sic] good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Fouts wrote in a Facebook post. “No commentary is allowed by the audience. Particularly if you are cheering Bernie Sanders. Persons who do not adhere to Hillarys [sic] rules are threatened with expulsion.”
He also said the Democratic Party’s debate process “borders on totalitarian control” and in an interview on Monday, he said Wasserman Schultz should resign.
This is not the first time fellow Democrats have been publicly critical of Wasserman Schultz and how she’s handled the party’s debates. Critics have accused the DNC chairwoman of limiting the number of debates in order to aid Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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