Harry Reid: DNC ‘Worthless,’ Wasserman Schultz Was a Problem

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday slammed the Democratic Party apparatus in an exit interview, calling the Democratic National Committee “worthless” and criticizing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the party. “They do nothing to help state parties. That should be the main goal they have,” Reid told KNPR. “I developed everything in Nevada on my own. Their help was relatively meaningless.” Reid said he hopes Democrats will choose someone as their next party chair who could commit a full-time schedule to the job—“not someone like we had with that congresswoman from Florida, who was a full-time congresswoman and a part-time chair of the DNC.” Reid was referring to Wasserman Schultz, who was ousted as party chair earlier this year after it was revealed through internal DNC communications that the party establishment went out of its way to suppress Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in favor of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.