- The Washington Times
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tea partiers have had so much success during Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s tenure as head of the Democratic National Committee that they apparently want her to stick around.

The Tea Party Express announced in jest Wednesday that it is backing Mrs. Wasserman Schultz’s push for re-election in Florida’s 23rd congressional district against Tim Canova, who the tea party group branded a “liberal extremist … endorsed by Democrat/Socialist Bernie Sanders.”

“While both Wasserman Schultz and Canova share extreme liberal views that are damaging to American prosperity, the scales tip for us to endorse Wasserman Schultz because conservatives and the tea party have thrived during her tenure as DNC Chairman,” said Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express.

“By continuing to press for a far-left agenda, Americans have rallied to tea party-supported candidates across the country,” Mr. Budowich said. “Her blatant partiality towards Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders has led to an acrimonious Democratic Party contest, and a likely contentious Democratic Convention. Why give up a good thing by having Wasserman Schultz defeated now?”

The mock endorsement follows in the footsteps of American Crossroads super PAC, which threw its “support” behind Mrs. Wasserman Schultz earlier this week.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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