DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Job Growth: "The Progress That We’re Making Is Moving Us Forward"
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) appeared on Fox News Sunday to respond to the dismal jobs report that came out last week. Sit-in host John Roberts asked her if the president’s economic record is a platform he can run on for reelection.
She responded, “Absolutely, if you look at where we were when the president first took office, the economy was hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month. And now after President Obama’s polices in place for the last three and a half years, we’ve had 28 straight months of job growth in the private sector.”
Rep. Schultz continued, “The progress that we’re making is moving us forward. We need to continue to make more progress obviously and we haven’t gone far enough. But we need to keep pressing forward and continue to focus on middle class tax breaks and making sure that we can create jobs.” She added, “It would be great if Republicans would join us in that effort.”
Roberts asked her, “Are you happy about 80,000 jobs last month, [69,000] the month before that?” Rep. Schultz reiterated, “Like I’ve said and President Obama has said, we need to continue to improve and we need to more and we need to work together. But I am pleased that the manufacturing sector has had a resurgence and created 500,000 jobs in the last 28 months.”
Check out Rep. Schultz's full interview below and click here for RNC Chair Reince Priebus' response.