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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Republicans 'Rooting for Economic Failure


Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Sunday accused Republicans of "rooting for economic failure."

Her remarks came on the heels of a weak jobs report that said 120,000 net jobs were created last month, down from more than 200,000 in each of the three previous months.

“What’s really bothersome to me Candy is that it almost seems like my Republican colleagues in Congress and Mitt Romney are rooting for economic failure," Wasserman Schultz said, singling out GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union."

She added, "I mean, they’ve been hyper-focused on one job, Barack Obama’s, for really the last two years."

Instead, everyone needs to focus on moving the economy forward for "the middle class and for working families," she said.

"Mitt Romney's plans, the Republican budget take they just put out in the House, they’re focused on making sure millionaires and billionaires can continue to do even better, and that's a pretty huge contrast,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Watch Wasserman Schultz's appearance below, via CNN:

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