Clinton: Dems will have 'new and invigorated party' post-election
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states California Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate MORE left the door open to removing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position as Democratic National Committee chairwoman if elected president. 


In an interview with USA Today published Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee vowed that Democrats would end 2016 with a "new and invigorated party,” but she did not say whether she would reappoint Wasserman Schultz as head of the DNC.

"Obviously, we're going to go forward after this election with a new and invigorated party," Clinton said, noting that she has not selected the Florida Democrat, who was appointed by President Obama, to head the convention. 

"I've seen how committed she is to making sure Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE is not the president. I've not heard any conversations in the party about changes," Clinton said.

Wasserman Schultz has had an acrimonious relationship with Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris MORE during his campaign for president, with the Vermont senator arguing she has tilted the scales in Clinton's favor. 

He backed her primary challenger, Tim Canova, in the Florida House primary and said he wouldn't reappoint her if elected president. 

But there has been no indication that Wasserman Schultz has plans to leave her post. She reiterated Tuesday on MSNBC that said she plans to serve out her term with the party, despite Sanders's calls for her to step down. 

Clinton’s Wednesday statements echoed comments from a statement Wasserman Schultz released Tuesday night, after the two Democratic candidates met privately in Washington, D.C. 

Wasserman Schultz said the party is "ready to unify and take on" Trump and the GOP.

After Hillary Clinton won the final 2016 primary on Tuesday night, Wasserman Schultz congratulated the presumptive Democratic nominee and her rival, Bernie Sanders, for "finishing strong" and for running "smart, substantive campaigns."