Vice President Joe Biden is a good man who has served our country and party ably and honorably. In recent days, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced that Joe Biden will be coming to South Florida for a fundraising event for her reelection campaign, to be held this Friday evening, August 5th at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove.
Say it ain’t so, Joe!
We, the people, are asking Joe Biden to withdraw his endorsement and refrain from any campaigning or fundraising for the disgraced Wasserman Schultz in light of the following:
First, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff at the Democratic National Committee have made it difficult to unite the party due to her biased handling of the presidential primary and refusal to resign prior to the convention. Her corrupt and shameful legacy at the DNC, as revealed by wikileaks, is now a major drag on the Democratic ticket for the general election this November. In fact, public disgust in Wasserman Schultz keeps rising.
Second, Wasserman Schultz abused her DNC position in violating federal law by using DNC resources to coordinate against our campaign. We will soon be filing a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission over her use of Democratic Party resources to monitor and attempt to crush our campaign.
Third, as reported in Politico, the Wikileaks emails show that Wasserman Schultz had set up a meeting with Joe Biden to make four specific requests for him to help raise money for the party. Instead, Wasserman Schultz abused her position by making only two requests of the Vice President and both were to help her own personal fundraising.
Fourth, our opponent has consistently stood against President Obama on key issues, including her attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau andher support of payday lenders who are taking advantage of working people in South Florida.
Fifth, Wasserman Schultz reversed President Obama’s 2008 ban on corporate lobbyist donations to the DNC, and then named dozens of corporate lobbyists as superdelegates to protect corporate interests from grassroots. She has taken millions of dollars from the largest corporations and Wall Street banks and supported their interests over those of working families. She has protected such large donors as private prison companies and the big sugar companies that have created the blue/green algae pollution that is now fouling Florida’s waterways and threatening its drinking waters.
Please, Vice President Biden, you have been a stalwart Democrat and upstanding American. Please refrain from campaigning and fundraising for the disgraced Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She now deserves to sink or swim on her own.