Jorge Ramos to Wasserman Schultz: Why Do Democratic Candidates ‘Lack Diversity’?

Ramos DWSFusion host Jorge Ramos pressed DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the first Democratic debate Tuesday night, asking her why the candidates on the stage were uniformly white.

“Does the Democratic Party– when I was watching the debate, what I was thinking was the Democratic Party lacked diversity,” Ramos said. “I didn’t see a Latino, or an African-American, or an Asian on that stage.”

“First of all, our president of the United States, who is a Democrat, is African-American. So certainly we have an absolute demonstration of commitment to diversity, because out party nominated the first African-American and then Americans elected him not once, but twice,” Wasserman Schultz responded.

“If you look at our party up and down the ballot, from the way that we select delegates, to the way we elect member of the Democratic National Committee, to the elected officials and the diversity that we have in this country, there is overwhelmingly more diversity…”

“We are the party of diversity,” she concluded. “The Republicans are essentially the party of a monolithic view that is narrow-minded and says, ‘Let’s take this country backwards.’”

Watch above, via Fusion.

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