DNC Chair Statement on Republican Debate in Detroit

WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on the Republican debate in Detroit tonight:

“Trump has all but secured his Party’s nomination, and every Republican on stage tonight admitted it when they committed to supporting him in the general election. It was the clearest indication yet that the GOP has embraced what they’ve created after years of divisive, offensive and ugly politics.

“It was also stunning that it took Republicans nearly an hour and a half before they addressed the Motor City, which all of the candidates on the stage would have let go bankrupt, and that they got quiet when Flint’s public health crisis came up. After screaming childish insults at each other for most of the night, Trump and company couldn’t muster more than a defense of the Republican governor while saying next to nothing about the children who were poisoned.  

“The unacceptable tone and tenor of tonight’s debate left no doubt that the Republican Party doesn’t have any candidates left with the judgment or temperament to lead our country. When Democrats hold their debate in Flint, Michigan this weekend the contrast will be clear. Throughout this campaign Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have shown they have the right priorities — priorities that match the values, hopes and dreams of Americans in Flint and communities like it across the country. We must elect a Democrat in November to keep America moving forward.”