The primaries for both the Democrats and the Republicans have been quite divisive and controversial at times. The coverage has not only enamored Americans; even the international community is watching with bated breath to see who among the nominees the two parties will field in the general elections.
This is mostly due to the rise of billionaire Donald Trump, who now has enough delegates to clinch the nomination, but that doesn't mean things on the Democratic side are any less interesting or dramatic.
At the center of it all, is the tussle between front-runner--and who many refer to as an 'establishment' candidate--Hillary Clinton, and the 'party outsider' and socialist-leaning Bernie Sanders.
Supporters of Senator Sanders have often cried out that the party itself is tilting the scales of favor in Clinton's direction. Of course, they consider this an unfair advantage and they have accused Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of allegedly being behind all this.
With this in mind, The Hill reports, that Democrats backing Hillary Clinton are worried that Wasserman-Schultz may be too divisive to lead the party, and are said to be considering ousting her as DNC Chair ahead of the July convention.
“There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on,” an unnamed Democratic Senator who supports Hillary Clinton has said.“I don’t see how she can continue to the election. How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts."
Meanwhile, an aide to another Senator said: “There’s a strong sentiment that the current situation is untenable and can only be fixed by her leaving. There’s too much water under the bridge for her to be a neutral arbiter.”
Senator Sanders has made it clear that he did not want her continuing as DNC Chief if he gets to sit as President.
His campaign manager Jeff Weaver has alleged that Wasserman Schultz has been working against Sanders behind the scenes for “personal reasons.”
“It’s been clear there is a pattern of conduct from the beginning of this campaign that has been hostile to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, and really, she’s become a divisive figure in the party,” Weaver told MSNBC host Steve Kornacki.
However, Wasserman-Schultz does have supporters in the party ranks. “I think Debbie Wasserman Schultz has done a good job. If you look at her platform committee appointments, she really gave a lot of room to Bernie supporters,” said Senator Barbara Mikulski.