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Warren Mayor Jim Fouts accuses DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of “totalitarian control” over debate audience in Flint.
Jim Fouts, the three-term independent mayor of Warren, told BuzzFeed News Monday that he attended both the Republican and Democratic debates in Michigan over the past week. The audience at the GOP debate at the Fox theater in Detroit Thursday was loud. But the mood in the Whiting Auditorium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center, where Sanders and Hillary Clinton met in one of their sharpest-elbowed debates to date, was very different, he said.
“The Democratic debate is totally controlled by Hillarys [sic] good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Fouts wrote on Facebook Monday. “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.”
Fouts has not officially endorsed Sanders, but is a big fan. He told BuzzFeed News that if he does vote in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, “it’s going to be for Bernie Sanders.”
The mayor said he and his assistant were pulled aside by security during a commercial break and were told that people had asked for him to be removed.
“The sergeant-at-arms said, ‘The people that run this want you ejected, they don’t want you here,’” Fouts said.
When asked if it was Wasserman Schultz making the request, Fouts said, “The security guy said, ‘Don’t say I said it.’”
“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.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Bernie is the Democrats version of Trump.
The "Establishment" hates both these guys.
Sanders, however, has struggled to expand his support, and his troubles with black voters were evident once again Tuesday. Clinton won nearly 9 in 10 black voters in Mississippi and also made inroads with groups that have been supporting Sanders, including liberals, according to exit polls.
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Well I for one will keep on donating to Sen Sanders campaign, to the end game.
Then if he does not get the nomination, I will vote for Dr Jill Stien. A Green Party vote would be my way of giving thanks to HRC and DWS.
Neo Ron who??? Are you talking about the guy that didn't win one state primary? That Ron?