Van Jones: ‘Outrage,’ ‘Insult’ Wasserman Schultz Is Still DNC Chair

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while commenting on Wikileaks releasing 20,000 emails that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee’s servers that showed a bias for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones said it was an “insult” that Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has not resigned.

Jones said, “I’m upset about a lot of stuff. Number one, I think the DNC leak is just a disaster. I think, you know, a chair has to be fair. If you’re going to be the referee, be the referee, you can’t put somebody else’s jersey on. The fact that we are here on the verge of a convention to try to stop Donald Trump and we still have the same person in the chair is just an outrage. I just think that she should apologize, just apologize and resign. Number one. Number two, Robby Mook came out here on your program and he said something that was so unfair to all the young activists of color who were hoping that we might have a brown or a black nominee. He was like, oh, nobody feels that way. That’s not true. There were people who were hoping for, you know, one of the Castro brothers or more a Perez or for a Cory Booker. Don’t come here at the beginning of the convention and poo poo that and say, ‘oh, no, we are all happy.’ Listen, people like Tim Kaine but give people a minute to have a moment of heart break. I’m just concerned that you’ve got a tone deaf DNC chair, Robbie should not have said that and I’m just worried that we are not respecting — you have 43 percent of the delegates coming here, they are Bernie Sanders people. They aren’t all happy yet. We’ve got a lot of work to do and you can’t insult people who have been trying to be a part of this process, leave that chair in place, that’s an insult. Robby coming out here and saying that, that’s an insult. Give us an opportunity to come together as a party.”

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