Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz allegedly concocted an ethically questionable plan against President Obama when she thought he was going to replace her in 2013.
Politico reported the alleged plan Schultz put in motion in a report discussing her less-than-favorable chances at procuring a Senate seat should she decide to run.
Citing anonymous sources, the report states that she “began to line up supporters to suggest the move was both anti-woman and anti-Semitic” when she sensed Obama was considering replacing her as chair.
When Obama did not remove her, Schultz reportedly gained confidence and believed no one could remove her from her position before it ends in 2017.
The relationship between Schultz and Obama has been strained for years and she faces isolation within the Democratic Party, reports The Blaze.
“Throughout her time as chair, Wasserman Schultz has turned off colleagues, other top Democrats and current and former staff for a management style that strikes many as self-centered — even for a politician — and often at the expense of the DNC or individual candidates or campaigns. Many top Democrats, including some she counts as supporters and friends, privately complain about her trying to use the DNC as a vehicle for her own personal promotion, and letting her own ambition get in the way of larger goals,” the Politico report reads, in part.
Schultz introduced Obama on Friday and stuck to being committed to her position as DNC chair.
“I look forward to continuing to serve as a member of Congress under his leadership and continuing our effort as a national party to lead the way so we elect his successor,” Schultz said.
When asked previously about her Senate prospects, Schultz said, “My only focus right now is serving the people of Florida’s 23rd District in Congress and electing the 45th President of the United States.”