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DNC chair decries GOP debate 'crocodile tears'

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Republicans of failing to offer any solutions in their CNBC economic debate Wednesday.

"Tonight the GOP candidates proved what an oxymoron it is to use the phrase, 'Republican economic debate,'" she said in a statement. "There was in fact no substantive debate about ideas to strengthen our economy."

Wasserman Schultz accused the 2016 Republican presidential field of having an "unyielding desire to return to the failed policies of the past that preceded an economic disaster with 750,000 job losses a month."

"The GOP field's crocodile tears for the supposed decline of America shouldn't fool anyone," she continued. "America is already great and we need to continue the economic progress that began and continues under President Obama in order to create more opportunity for more people."

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