Reid made the remarks in an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday.
was talking about the committees biased approach towards Sanders’
campaign after leaked emails among DNC staff proved that chairwoman
Debbie Wasserman Schultz had favored the now Democratic nominee, Hillary
Clinton, during primaries in the run-up to the 2016 presidential
“I know she’s tried
hard, but as some people probably know, I thought Bernie deserved
somebody that was not critical to[ward] him. I knew ― everybody knew ―
that this was not a fair deal,” said the Nevada Democratic lawmaker.
added that he always had a good relationship with Schultz, yet
asserting her resignation in the wake of the leak was the right thing to
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
she’s always been good to me. I like her just fine,” Reid said. “So I’m
sorry she had to resign, but it was the right thing to do. She just
should’ve done it sooner.”.
release of some 20,000 emails from the committee staff on Friday night
left the party in tatters, making Democrats point the finger at Russia.
one of the emails, dated May 2, DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach
wrote to communications director Luis Miranda about how to make the US
media portray Sanders’ campaign as one in “a mess.”
“Bernie really had a movement out there, and it wasn’t right to treat him that way,” Reid said.