Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, on Tuesday night defended former President Obama’s decision to accept $400,000 for a speech to Wall Street in September, saying critics like Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, and Bernie Sanders, I-VT, should mind their own business.
Warren has said she was “troubled” by Obama’s decision and Sanders said it was “not a good idea” and “distasteful.”
Rep. Wasserman Schultz shot back at these comments saying “it is none of anyone’s business what someone who is a member of the private sector decides to accept in terms of compensation.”
“With all due respect to anyone who chooses to comment publicly on what Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or anyone earns as a member of the private sector,” she said during an appearance on CNN Tuesday evening, “it’s just, like, MYOB — it’s none of your business.”
Wasserman Schultz said the former President, as well as Hillary Clinton, who also faced criticism for Wall Street Speeches, both have “pristine” public records.
“They both fought back against the big banks, and their practices, and I have every confidence in the service they both provided.”