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There's Unrest at the Democratic National Committee — and Top Dem Is 'Really Close' to Calling for Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Resignation

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It's not just the GOP with an internal struggle.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Debbie Wasserman Schultz visits 'SiriusXM Leading Ladies' at SiriusXM Studio on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images

A lot of focus has been put on the schism within the GOP, but Democrats are apparently dealing with their own internal problems.

In fact, Democratic National Committee vice chair R.T. Rybak stopped just short of calling on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair in an interview with Bloomberg.

Before that, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) claimed she was uninvited from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas after she stated her opinion that there should be more debates.

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard gives her victory speech after winning Hawaii 2nd Congressional district seat at the Japanese Cultural Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Credit: AP Democrat Tulsi Gabbard gives her victory speech after winning Hawaii 2nd Congressional district seat at the Japanese Cultural Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Credit: AP

Rybak is now adding to that noise.

“In the days before and after the debate I kept my mouth shut. But I’ve begun to deeply question whether she has the leadership skills to get us through the election,” Rybak told Bloomberg’s John Heilemann.

He added, “This is not just about how many debates we have. This is one of a series of long-running events in which the chair has not shown the political judgment that is needed.”

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Debbie Wasserman Schultz visits 'SiriusXM Leading Ladies' at SiriusXM Studio on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Debbie Wasserman Schultz visits 'SiriusXM Leading Ladies' at SiriusXM Studio on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images

When asked if he was calling for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, the DNC vice chair replied, “I’m coming really close.”

“I'm not quite doing that yet, but unless I see some significant shift in the way she's going to operate and see that she has some ability to reach out and include people who disagree with her, then I seriously question whether she's the right person to lead us,” Rybak added.

Read Bloomberg’s full story here.

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