DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz dismissed the sexual harassment controversy at the state party in an interview on News 14's "Capitol Tonight" program Tuesday.
She said the scandal won't hurt Democrats' message in this key battleground state, which will play host to the national convention in September. "Those are local distractions that really have nothing to do with showcasing North Carolina and showcasing Charlotte to the whole world," she said.
National party leaders quietly sought to remove state Democratic Chairman David Parker, suggesting he is a distraction and a "man without a party" after news broke about a party staffer who was fired soon after lodging a sexual harassment complaint against the executive director. Parker refused to step down and remains at the party helm.
And Republicans are doing their best not to let Democrats forget. A Republican National Committee spokesman passed along this photo from outside Vice President Joe Biden's event in Winston-Salem.