Debbie Wasserman Schultz a Bully?

Debbie Wasserman
Debbie Wasserman

Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee and current Representative from Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz has tried to avoid the allegations against her, and has so far been successful. Democrats rarely have to answer for their crimes, as they are protected by the media, which never asks them tough questions.

Martina Velasquez is a 16 year old campaign volunteer for Jen Perelman, a progressive who challenged Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz in this year’s Democrat primary.

Velasquez, a high school student involved in climate activism, says that Wasserman Schultz shoved her multiple times while she was attempting to talk with voters outside a Broward County polling place in August.

On three separate occasions, Velasquez says she was trying to speak with voters and hand out “palm cards,” when Wasserman Schultz moved her body between Velasquez and the voters.

“She, every time, would come and shove me out of the way into a group of other poll workers, moving my arms so I couldn’t give out a palm card. She was saying, ‘That’s my opponent, that’s my opponent, you can’t vote for her,’” Velasquez says.

Velasquez filed an informational report with the Pembroke Pines Police Department. She said that she wanted to create a record of the incident, but she did not press charges.

“I want her to publicly apologize to me, Jen’s campaign team, and Jen,” Velasquez said.

According to the Miami New Times: “Amanda Conwell, a spokesperson for the Pembroke Pines Police Department, confirmed that an informational report had been filed against Wasserman Schultz but said that it could not be released because it was not yet finalized.”

“The complainant wished it documented that the second party (Ms. Wasserman Schultz) allegedly bumped into/made physical contact with her as they were both handing out flyers. The complainant believed that this contact was intentional,” Conwell wrote in an email.

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