The Democratic Party claims to be the “face of diversity,” but as anyone who watched the debate last night knows, their candidates this year are just a bunch of old white people.
After last night’s debate, Fusion host Jorge Ramos asked Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the lack of diversity in the candidates, and she immediately got defensive.
“Does the Democratic Party– when I was watching the debate, what I was thinking was the Democratic Party lacked diversity,” Ramos asked her. “I didn’t see a Latino, or an African-American, or an Asian on that stage.”
“First of all, our president of the United States, who is a Democrat, is African-American. So certainly we have an absolute demonstration of commitment to diversity, because out party nominated the first African-American and then Americans elected him not once, but twice,” Wasserman Schultz responded, according to Mediaite. “If you look at our party up and down the ballot, from the way that we select delegates, to the way we elect member of the Democratic National Committee, to the elected officials and the diversity that we have in this country, there is overwhelmingly more diversity…”
“We are the party of diversity,” she concluded. “The Republicans are essentially the party of a monolithic view that is narrow-minded and says, ‘Let’s take this country backwards.’”
Well…that was awkward!
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