Warren mayor: My support for Bernie Sanders nearly got me removed from Dem debate

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts

By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said he was nearly removed from Sunday’s Democratic debate in Flint for quietly voicing support for Bernie Sanders.

Fouts, 74, was sitting near Hillary Clinton supporter and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

“The Democratic debate is totally controlled by Hillarys good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Fouts wrote on Facebook Monday. “No commentary is allowed by the audience. Particularly if you are cheering Bernie Sanders. Persons who do not adhere to Hillarys rules are threatened with expulsion.”

He continued: “That’s not very democratic. That borders on totalitarian control.”

DNC Chairwoman Deborah Wasserman Schultz.
DNC Chairwoman Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

Fouts is now calling for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation.

Fouts, who said he wasn’t loud or disruptive, was taken aside by security and told that DNC staffers wanted him removed because of complaints about his behavior.

Fouts said in another Facebook post: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign as Democratic Chair and another person should be put in place who can be objective, fair, and democratic to all. The chair of the Democratic Party should be unbiased toward both Democratic candidates as well as debate audience members. Certainly shouldn’t favor one over the other. The Democratic Debate shouldn’t be controlled by a Kangaroo Court.”

Wasserman Schultz didn’t respond to our requests for an interview.

The Michigan Democratic primary is today, and a recent poll suggests Sanders may pull off an upset.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • falseprophet

    Fouts is a silly Billy communist. Typical of a commy to try to change the rules so he can rule on. Term limits dont apply to him right!

  • Dean Henry

    DWS is bought and paid for by HRC and her big $ supporters; she has repeatedly try to skew primaries and the debates to favor HRC. both need to be removed

  • javierjuanmanuel

    So this is race and hatebased. Since hill and deb are feminazis this was also because fouts is a proud man.

    If i learned anything from other ejections, its always based on hate, facist hatred of however the ejected party is different.

    Hillary lets blm command the room at speeches and fundraisers incase you people cannot keep up and connect the racist dots

  • javierjuanmanuel

    So this is race and hatebased. Since hill and deb are feminazis this was also because fouts is a proud man.

    If i learned anything from other ejections, its always based on hate, facist hatred of however the ejected party is different.

    Hillary lets blm command the room at speeches and fundraisers incase you people cannot keep up and connect the racist dots

  • Donald E. Hodge

    Totalitarian control is right. This sounds like she tried to turn the show into girls night out and Jim was in the process of screwing it up for her. Christ….what a bunch of Bozos. I tell ya man it is ALL about CONTROL.

    So wrong and evil.

  • Donald E. Hodge

    Totalitarian control is right. This sounds like she tried to turn the show into girls night out and Jim was in the process of screwing it up for her. Christ….what a bunch of Bozos. I tell ya man it is ALL about CONTROL.

    So wrong and evil.

  • SnowStormsinDetroit

    This filthy wretch is also trying to dismantle Elizabeth Warren’s consumer protection commission.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20160308-column.html
    The same rupture that’s occurring on the Repub side needs to also happen on the Dem side. Wasserman and her cohorts ARE NOT TRUE LIBERALS! These people are Neo-Liberals, and the EXACT reason I left this bullshit party over 2 decades ago.

    • JC

      They’re two sides of the same coin. Both parties are in collusion with each other – most people have no idea.