DNC Chair Statement on Today’s Primaries
May 18, 2016
WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on today's primaries in Kentucky and Oregon:
“With two more Democratic primary contests closed tonight in Kentucky and Oregon, it’s once again clear that our voters are excited and enthusiastic about the future of our party, about building on the last seven years of progress, and ready to hold Donald Trump accountable for the damage he’s done as a candidate and the damage he’s promising he would do as president.
“In just the last week, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has backpedaled away from his own pledge to release his tax returns, vowed to slash taxes for those at the top like himself, faced questions about pretending to be his own publicist, refused to address his well-documented history of misogyny, insulted one of our country's most important allies, and his campaign called their selection of a white supremacist delegate a ‘database error.’ Every day it seems, the American people are discovering a new example of his recklessness, lack of judgment and unstable temperament. That's why Democrats will head into the general election energized, understanding what's at stake and championing the values and priorities that match those of the American people. As we move closer to our convention and the general election, it's clearer than ever we must elect a Democrat as our 45th president.”