According to one Michigan mayor, members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) asked security to eject audience members who vocally supported Bernie Sanders during Sunday’s debate in Flint, Michigan.
Jim Fouts, a three-term Independent mayor of Warren, Michigan, attended Sunday’s Democratic debate, just like he had attended the Republican debate on Thursday. Fouts told Buzzfeed News that the GOP audience was loud when he attended that debate on Thursday, and even though he wasn’t expecting the Democratic debate to be quite as rowdy as the Republicans, he expected to be able to express himself.
But after Sunday’s debate, he wrote on Facebook that:
The Democratic debate is totally controlled by Hillarys [sic] good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. No commentary is allowed by the audience. Particularly if you are cheering Bernie Sanders. Persons who do not adhere to Hillarys [sic] rules are threatened with expulsion.
He told BuzzFeed News that he was seated behind Wasserman Schultz, and that he was praising Bernie’s performance and talking about how this debate proved that more debates were a good idea for the Democrats.
Then, during an early commercial break, Fouts and his assistant were taken out of their seats and the sergeant at arms told him, “The people that run this want you ejected, they don’t want you here.” Fouts was allowed to watch the rest of the debate from his seat, but he had to be careful about even clapping too loud or at the wrong time, for fear of getting ejected.
On Monday, Fouts joined the growing chorus of voices calling for Wasserman Schultz to step down as the chair of the Democratic National Committee. But really, she should have resigned months ago, and she probably shouldn’t have ever held the position in the first place. Not just because she’s repeatedly and blatantly attempted to…