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Dems Rally Against DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: 'Please Resign Immediately'

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jan 2016 12:48 PM

Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is under fire for her comment that she's seen "complacency" among young women born after the Supreme Court's 1973 abortion ruling.

The left-leaning group Credo Action is demanding Schultz resign as chairwoman and the Florida Congresswoman is getting ripped on Twitter for her comments against millennials.

"Here's what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided," the Democratic National Committee Chair told The New York Times.

The crack was the last straw for Credo, who also charged the embattled chairwoman with  "rigging the primary process to suppress Democratic turnout," and “supporting warmongers by trying to undermine the president’s Iran deal,” according to The Hill.

"As DNC chair, you have repeatedly failed to act in the best interests of progressives and the Democratic Party,” said a Credo petition sent to its members. "You have lost the trust of grassroots progressives and Democrats. Please resign immediately."

Wasserman Schulz's abortion comments prompted an outpouring of anger from young women, pro-choice activists and progressives on Twitter, some of whom also called on her to resign:
After the uproar, Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, attempted to clarify her comment in a prepared statement released by the Democratic National Committee.

"For many in my generation who lived the majority of our lives with the right to make our own health care choices, there wasn't a sense of urgency after Roe v. Wade settled our right to a safe and legal abortion," she said.

"My goal for the entire Democratic family for 2016 is to...ensure no one is complacent with so much at stake."

The landmark Roe v. Wade ruling established the right for women to have abortions — a decision still being fought by conservative groups today.

Wasserman Schultz has been under fire much of the campaign season, first for limiting the number of Democratic debates to six and preventing candidates from appearing in non-sanctioned debates.

She also has fended off accusations that she is working against Hillary Clinton's chief rival Bernie Sanders.

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