A vice chairman at the Democratic National Committee on Thursday accused the committee's chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), of lying about another official at the DNC, escalating a public tiff between Wasserman Schultz and two DNC vice chairs over the number of Democratic presidential debates sanctioned by the party.
R.T. Rybak, a DNC vice chairman and former Minneapolis mayor, told the New York Times that Wasserman Schultz made statements about another DNC vice chair, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) that are "flat-out not true," and he questioned whether the chair "can lead this party."
Democratic officials have been at odds for a while over the number of DNC-sanctioned presidential debates. The committee has permitted the candidates to participate in six debates despite calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) for more debates.
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