After the #DNCLeaks emails were released by Wikileaks, Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also represents Florida’s 23rd congressional district, has been under increasing pressure to resign. Emails revealed that the DNC were actively working against Bernie Sanders’ candidacy in support of Hillary Clinton. The DNC had long been accused of this but Wasserman Schultz denied it. The Wikileaks release revealed that she was lying.
On Sunday afternoon, Wasserman Schultz released a statement that was so long, the CNN commentator who was reading it from his phone had to stop reading out loud to focus on trying to simply get to the crux of it. When he finally did, he read that Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced that she would step down at the end of the DNC convention which begins on Monday.
Wasserman Schultz says that she plans to open and close the convention as well as address the delegates about what is at stake for this election. CNN political commentator Van Jones, former White House green energy czar, says this is a mistake.
“If she walks out there, she runs the risk of seeing a world record set for booing. Now, she could sneak in there at 6 o’clock in the morning when there’s nobody there, gavel and run out but if she walks into a full convention she will be met with an avalanche, a tsunami of booing.”
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Donna Brazile, the vice-chair of the DNC who is also a CNN commentator, will take over as DNC chair after Wasserman Schultz’s departure through the election.
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