When Debbie Wasserman Schultz stopped by The Daily Show to talk about the current state of American politics with Trevor Noah, she most certainly wasn't expecting an inquiry into the party's alleged "cockblocking" of Bernie Sanders. In fact, Schultz insists that the vibes on the Democratic side of the presidential race are much happier than that allegation might imply. Schultz, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, also argues that any apparent animosity between Sanders and Hillary Clinton has been greatly exaggerated by the media.
"As powerful as that makes me feel, I'm not doing a very good job at rigging the outcome or blocking anyone from being able to get their message out," Schultz told Noah when asked if there was "any merit" to the sense that Bernie was being "cockblocked by the DNC." According to Schultz, the DNC wants "our candidates to debate every day" but will ultimately unite behind a single candidate. "I bet my counterpart, Reince Priebus, wants [Republican candidates] to debate never. Because every time they open their mouth, they do something to alienate somebody else."
Schultz also discussed the controversial practice of superdelegates, a heated discussion point as the time to select a nominee draws closer. "We've had super delegates since I graduated high school in 1984," Schultz told Noah. "We have party activists, elected officials, and other leaders that are a part of the process but who have never determined the outcome of our nominee." Insisting that its the voters who "can and should" ultimately decide the nominee, the DNC chair then took aim at the Republican batch of candidates ahead of what many are predicting will become a severely splintered nomination battle.