Top Democratic officials are steering clear of the controversy surrounding Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the
Poole is the
Poole assigned students to write Jesus on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then step on it as part of a lesson on the impact of words. It attracted national attention, especially in conservative media outlets.
Wasserman Schultz said she has nothing to do with local party leadership decisions. "I don't represent any of Palm Beach County and the Democratic National Committee doesn't have an involvement in the decisions about the leadership of a county party," she said.
Officers of county Democratic Party's in Florida are elected by precinct committeemen and committeewomen from throughout each county. Those committeemen and committeewomen are elected by voters in August partisan primaries.
"At the end of the day, the First Amendment applies even when we don't agree with the communication or the speech, and ultimately those Democratic Party positions are elected, and so that will be up to the elected leadership with the county Democratic Party in Palm Beach," she said.
Last year, when then-Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Alan Siegel told an interviewer at the