Around the South for Jan. 6: FL, OK & SC

Florida: Leftwing group denounces Wasserman Schultz.  RootsAction.org, a liberal group that has been praised by Daniel Ellsberg, former US Sen. James Abourezk (D-SD) and Cornel West, has collected more than 23,000 signatures on a petition demanding the removal of US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as head of the Democratic National Committee. The group’s cofounder Normon Solomon accused the DNC chair of “tilting the national party apparatus in favor” of Hillary Clinton, reports Sunshine State News ……. Oklahoma: Inhofe praises Rubio. Contending that he isn’t ready to make an endorsement, US Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) nevertheless had warm words for presidential candidate Marco Rubio, “[H]e’s so knowledgeable. I’d love to see him in a debate with Hillary,” told the Tulsa World ……. South Carolina: Columnists praise Graham. Despite his failure to rise in the polls, Steve and Cokie Roberts praised US Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential bid. “Graham reflects two qualities we’ve long admired in politicians of both parties,” the columnists wrote. “One is the determination to favor reality over ideology. The other is to understand that compromise is an essential condition of democracy – not an act of betrayal.” …….