The Democratic National Committeewoman from Nebraska says the exit of the Democratic Party leader is appropriate.
“I think things are ripe for change all over the country in a lot of respect. So, I think it’s an apropos time,” Patricia Zieg tells Nebraska Radio Network as the Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced her resignation Sunday after leaked party emails showed favoritism toward Hillary Clinton in the contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Zieg will give Wassermain-Schultz only faint praise.
“She had her strong points and she’s had her weaker points,” according to Zieg.
“On some things I think she was very skilled and on others I think we see that there’s maybe a drop off in the skill level; maybe not very open to the dialectic as we might say and opposing views and being able to fashion a compromise out of those.”
Zieg says “sometimes emails aren’t the best way to get a sense of who someone is” — particularly when someone is angry.
By O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa