DNC chair receives new term
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida — who led the Democratic Party in a triumphant election year but also was criticized for a platform snafu during the party’s convention — to serve another term as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
“I’ve asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie,” the president tweeted.
The Democratic National Committee is all but certain to ratify Obama’s decision at its meeting in January.
Wasserman Schultz came under some fire this year at the Democratic National Convention. The gathering in erupted in chaos when the platform failed to mention God or to say that Jerusalem is Israel’s rightful capital.