Bernie Sanders said Saturday he would not back Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Democratic primary race for Florida’s 23rd congressional race, NBC News reported.
During a pre-taped interview with CNN that will air Sunday, Sanders said he would support Nova Southeastern University law professor Tim Canova over Rep. Wasserman Schultz. He also added that she would not reappointed her to head the DNC if he is elected president.
"Well, clearly, I favor her opponent," Sanders told "State of the Union" anchor Jake Tapper. "His views are much closer to mine than as to Wasserman Schultz's."
Canova is a Sanders supporter and has accused Wasserman Schultz of backing Hillary Clinton.
In a statement provided to NBC News Saturday, Wasserman Schultz said she has been neutral in the race and would remain so despite Sanders' support of Canova.