Sanders aide wants Wasserman Schultz out
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work MORE's campaign manager on Wednesday signaled his support for Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman. 
"Someone else could play a more positive role," campaign manager Jeff Weaver said on CNN in response to a question about whether she should leave her post. 
Told that his answer sounded like a yes, Weaver said, "I'm trying to be diplomatic."
Weaver noted a "pattern of conduct that he said calls into question whether she can be the kind of unifying force we need in the Democratic Party."
He specifically criticized Wasserman Schutlz's scheduling of significantly fewer Democratic debates than last cycle (including some on weekends), as well as the party's decision to cut the Sanders campaign's access to its data for a short time in December in response to unauthorized access of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThree legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise Report: Barr attorney can't provide evidence Trump was set up by DOJ Jayapal pushes back on Gaetz's questioning of impeachment witness donations to Democrats MORE's data by his campaign. 
Weaver made clear that the campaign has "good relationships with many members of the DNC" but argued that Wasserman Schultz specifically has been "unfair." 
The questions clouding the chairwoman's future have intensified after The Hill's exclusive report on Tuesday night that detailed informal discussions by about a dozen senators about Wasserman Schultz's departure. 
"There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on,” one pro-Clinton Democratic senator told The Hill. 
"I don’t see how she can continue to the election. How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts." 
Sanders has repeatedly sparred with the DNC throughout his primary process, accusing the party organization and Wasserman Schultz specifically of tilting the scales toward Clinton. Sanders himself has already said that he would not keep Wasserman Schultz in the party's top post if he was elected president and even endorsed her Democratic primary challenger.