DNC Chair: GOP ‘Strangled’ By Tea Party, ‘Extremists’

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday said that the candidates nominated in the GOP primaries will hold the Republican party back in the 2014 elections.

“You have the Republican Party who is strangled by the Tea Party. They are weighed down by Republican primaries in which the Tea Party candidates are the likely winners,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And we have countless elections now that Democrats have won because the Republicans have nominated extremists that their voters reject.”

She also said that Democrats in red states, like Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be able to campaign with a positive message about Obamacare. She said that Republicans are “obsessed” with stripping the entire law, whereas Democrats want to just fix the parts that don’t work as well.

“You have our candidates, our incumbents, like Jeanne Shaheen, like Mary Landrieu, who understand that this is a law that’s working for millions of people,” Wasserman Schultz said. “And as we discover there are problems, we should work together … to solve those problems.”