'Convention Could Be Messy': Sanders Backs Wasserman Schultz's Primary Challenger
Sen. Bernie Sanders has thrown his support behind Tim Canova, who is challenging DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) in her bid for re-election to the House.
Wasserman Schultz will face Canova in a primary on August 30 for the Democratic nomination in Florida's 23rd congressional district.
"Well, clearly, I favor her opponent," said Sanders. "His views are much closer to mine than Wasserman Schultz's."
He added that if he were to become president, Wasserman Schultz would not be back as DNC chair.
Canova joined Gretchen Carlson on The Real Story today, calling out the connection between corporate lobbyists and the role of superdelegates in the Democratic nominating process.
He slammed Wasserman Schultz for lifting President Obama's 2008 ban on donations by corporate lobbyists to the Democratic National Committee.
"Then we learn that 60 or 70 superdelegates are corporate lobbyists. That's problematic," said Canova, adding he believes Wasserman Schultz is seen as a "political insider."
Canova said that voters want "entrenched incumbents" out on both sides of the aisle.
Meantime, Sanders has predicted a "messy" battle at the convention after agreeing to appear at a Fox News debate in June. Hillary Clinton, however, later declined the invitation to face off again with Sanders.
Watch the interview above.