DNC Chair’s Statement on Trump Rally Violence

WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“The person most responsible for what happened in Chicago last night is Donald Trump. Time and again we've watched the Republican front-runner rile up his supporters with calls to violence, sometimes subtle, sometimes explicit, usually directed at minorities, and always unpresidential. If the destructive chaos of just his candidacy is too much for a campaign rally, voters have to ask: how much damage could he do on day one as commander in chief? The Republican Party set the stage for Trump's divisive campaign, and last week the other Republicans running for president conceded that they're ready to support him as their nominee. We must elect a Democrat as our next president.”