DNC Chair Statement on Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON — DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Super Tuesday:

“As expected, tonight Donald Trump continued to tighten his grip on the Republican nomination. The GOP establishment can try to run away from him, but they were the architects of the ugly and divisive politics that are fueling his rise. Tonight’s results mean that a man who wavers on whether or not to disavow the KKK is one step closer to becoming the Republican Party’s standard-bearer. It’s hard to imagine an erratic and irrational demagogue like Donald Trump picking Supreme Court justices.

“Furthermore, the Republican Party’s obsession with economically devastating tax cuts for the few at the very top, and their constant obstructionism, have alienated the vast majority of Americans.  It’s becoming clearer every day that we must elect a Democrat as the 45th President of the United States to keep Republicans from dragging our country backward.

“As results continue to come in from across the country, I want to congratulate both of our Democratic presidential candidates and their campaigns for their hard work engaging and energizing voters throughout the Super Tuesday states. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have campaigned directly on the issues that matter most to the American people. They’ve offered smart and substantive visions for moving our country forward, and they continue to show that they have the right priorities and the temperament to serve as commander in chief.”