For Democrats, the scandals keep coming.
The latest is an allegation that ousted Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz violated federal election law.
The charge comes from Tim Canova, the primary challenger to Wasserman Schultz, who is trying to oust DWS from her seat. Canova said that she is using official DNC money to “monitor my campaign in violation of federal law.”
On CNN, Canova said he would love to have a debate with Wasserman Schultz. “I would love to debate her and I’ll schedule it but until she actually debates me, she’s dodging debates and it’s been going on for four months.”
When the host asked if they’ve asked Wasserman Schultz for a debate, he said they’ve already reached out to her, The Daily Caller is reporting.
“Absolutely, absolutely. There’s no response at all from her camp,” Canova claimed. Adding, “So, you know, look you take a look at the Wikileaks and the email disclosures, what they revealed, they reveal somebody who says one thing repeatedly but does another.”
“And that’s why campaign today is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Wasserman Schultz. She used DNC resources time and time again to monitor my campaign and try to crush my campaign in violation of federal election law,” Canova said.
The interview ended with the CNN hosts promising to find out what’s going on.
According to his complaint: “the DNC paid a team of national, senior communications and political professionals significant sums of money for their consulting services and the Wasserman Schultz for Congress Campaign utilized these services free of charge.”
“The emails establish that on numerous occasions the DNC, under Wasserman Schultz’s direction and control, used its resources to track my campaign, interfere with my campaign events and to assist the Wasserman Schultz campaign in her personal communications strategy,” Canova said in a statement.
“The emails alone establish a pattern of wholly improper conduct on the part of Wasserman Schultz and clear violations of federal elections and campaign finance laws,” he said. “She repeatedly used her position as DNC chair for unfair advantage for her congressional campaign. She sought to use DNC resources to appropriate party fundraising opportunities for herself. And she abused her authority by bullying the media to stifle negative reporting on her divisive conduct at the DNC and to encourage positive reporting on her congressional campaign. Wasserman Schultz’s conduct while head of the DNC reflects poorly on her judgment and character, and has unfortunately brought shame and disgrace to our district here in South Florida.”