The Democratic National Committee marked Mitt Romney securing enough delegates in the Texas primary for the Republican presidential nomination with a scathing monologue from chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
“Tonight, after six years of trying and millions of dollars spent, and after a year of tepid support against one of the weakest fields in history, Mitt Romney has finally secured enough delegates to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement last night. “Romney may have finally gained enough delegates to become the nominee, but what’s been truly remarkable about his path to the nomination is how much damage he’s left in his wake as he enters the general election.”
Romney marked the evening with a $2 million fundraiser with Donald Trump in Las Vegas.
“Mitt Romney’s lack of moral leadership is striking: he values the support of folks like Trump—no matter how extreme their views,” Wasserman Schultz said in a clear needle at the birther issue.
“I am honored that Americans across the country have given their support to my candidacy and I am humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee,” Romney said in a statement last night. “Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us. I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity. On November 6, I am confident that we will unite as a country and begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise and restoring our country to greatness.”