On Wednesday, CNN’s Symone Sanders, a network political commentator and the former press secretary to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), argued the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee should not be white.
Thursday on CNN, she doubled down on her call for a non-white chair, saying it was time for a “chair of color.”
“I think representation matters,” Sanders said. “The base of the Democratic Party is white people, black people, Latinos, Hispanics, Native Americans, gay, straight, all different types of religions. I really think that it’s important if you go out there and speak to those people in the base, there is a need and a want for a chair of color. I stand by that. You need different people out there to fight for different things and I am here fighting for millenials of all backgrounds, all races, but I’m definitely also fighting for all brown people, all shades of brown, Latino, African-American, Native American, Asian-American, so on and so forth. We need that representation, not just in the chair’s position but in other places throughout the Democratic National Committee and throughout the building.
“I stand by that. I know that makes some people uncomfortable, but somebody’s got to be out here fighting for the folks, and that’s me,” she added.
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