Bernie Sanders Backs DNC Chair’s Primary Opponent

Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Democratic primary opponent in her August 30 vote, adding that if he were to become president, he'd end her term as head of the party organization. During a pre-taped interview with CNN, set to air Sunday morning, Sanders told host Jake Tapper that he favors Tim Canova for the Florida congressional race. "Well, clearly, I favor her opponent," Sanders said of Schultz. "[Canova's] views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Shultz's." In a response, Wasserman Schultz said she will remain neutral in the ongoing Democratic presidential primary race between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, despite the former's support for her own primary opposition.