DNC Chair Statement on the Republican Debate Tonight

MIAMI – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on tonight's Republican debate on CNN:

“The tone might have been different tonight, but the substance was simply wrong for the American people. In all of the screaming of their past debates, the Republican candidates got away without going into detail on the issues. Tonight they were forced to say what they actually plan to do, and it was ugly. Republicans want to drag America backward on just about every issue. What a difference from the forward-looking debate we heard last night in which Democrats again showed they understand how to build on the progress our country has already made. With every day that passes in this election, one thing becomes increasingly clear – there is an enormous substance gap between the two political parties, and we need to elect a Democrat to keep America moving forward.”