Bernie Sanders Throws His Support Behind Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Primary Opponent

Bernie not a fan of the Hillary Clinton supporting DNC Chair...

Bernie Sanders is giving his support to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent amid tensions with her and the DNC.

Sanders also said if elected president, he would effectively terminate her chairmanship of the DNC.

Wasserman Schultz will be facing Tim Canova in the Democratic primary for Florida's 23rd congressional district.

Well, clearly, I favor her opponent,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview on "State of the Union." “His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Schultz."

Sanders's comments come as tensions between him and party leaders escalate. Last weekend saw a chaotic state convention in Nevada in which Sanders supporters angrily opposed rules they thought unfairly benefited Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton

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