Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel
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Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday threw her hat in the ring to become the next chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
In October, the committee’s current chairwoman Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), 82, announced that she would retire at the end of the term, leaving open a race for one of the most coveted gavels in the Congress.
Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, will face stiff competition.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), the longest-serving female House member, has seniority on the committee, while Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), an ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who heads the subcommittee covering the largest non-defense spending bill, has also said she will seek the position.
What is the point of electing Democrats to Congress if a POS like DWS gets such power?
November 23, 2019 at 3:52 PM #229410CharlesParticipant
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DWS is the epitome of a corporate/vichy Democrat.
She refused to help Democrats running against Republicans for congressional seats because she was “friends” with the Republicans across the isle.
Looks like Debbie has a primary challenger who is running on Bernie’s platform. She will be hard to beat but that’s what most thought when AOC ran against Crawley so one never knows.
Wasserman Schultz faces another primary election challenger
By Javier Manjarres October 23, 2019
Law Professor Tim Canova first challenged Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) in a heated and historic 2016 Democratic congressional primary election, and while Canova has announced at a third run against the veteran lawmaker from “Westonzuela” or Weston, Florida and new challenger to Wasserman Schultz’s seat has emerged in the 2020 presidential election cycle.
Jen Perelman, an attorney from Davie, Florida, has thrown her hat into the race against Wasserman Schultz and is pushing the same Bernie Sanders political agenda and ideology that Canova first championed….
Here’s a Tweet from Jen Perelman, DWS’s primary challenger:
DWS again tells her story about working while battling breast cancer, which I completely respect. HOWEVER, she does NOT support #MedicareForAll. Why does she NOT believe we are all entitled to the same treatment as a sitting Congresswoman? #Medicare4Allhttps://t.co/dYft4sxU02
— Jen Perelman For Congress (@JENFL23) October 23, 2019
Link to Perelman’s website and platform:
Bernie: "Not Me. Us"
November 23, 2019 at 4:31 PM #229422djean111Participant
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This is why I have to shake my head when someone announces a politician is “done for” or whatever. The Democratic Party is a machine and it does not work for we non-politicians. DWS will be rewarded for her service to the DNC/Democratic Party as long as she is around. And as long as she can “count the votes” in her district, she will be re-elected. That’s why I get a tiny bit cynical about primaries and voting – folks like DWS and the DNC cheat all the time. They feel they have a RIGHT to cheat.
The House Appropriations Committee, along with their counterpart in the Senate, decides on government spending. Let’s see – M4A or MIC? What do think is going to happen?
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November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM #229475SatanParticipant
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After losing over 1000 Democratic seats nationwide during her 10 years as DNC chair, it is 666% unacceptable that Debbie Scatterbrained Lush is ever allowed to hold anything remotely resembling a “leadership” position ever again. It’s literally a crime (stolen election) that she’s still in Congress at all.
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November 23, 2019 at 6:14 PM #229491Ohio BarbarianModerator
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What a terrible idea. I’m not a huge Marcy Kaptur fan, but I’d take her on a bad night over DWS on a good day. Kaptur’s more of a Warren type, I guess. She would be much fairer to progressive issues. She has to be, being from Toledo and all.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
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November 23, 2019 at 7:54 PM #229535mrdmkParticipant
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You mean the Wasserman Schultz who quit as the DNC Chairperson in disgrace, that Wasserman Schultz a.k.a. Debbie “You can’t have that” Downer.
It is sad she is dealing with breast cancer and I wish her the best with her recovery.
Schultz, because of her past deeds, has no business being on any committee. She is a proven dishonest broker for public service.
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November 23, 2019 at 8:01 PM #229538a little weirdParticipant
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So the progressive vote gets split between two candidates. Would love to see DWS go but I don’t see how this will help reach that goal.
November 24, 2019 at 6:34 PM #229882salemcourtParticipant
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DWS winning last time was a prime example of vote-rigging.
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