BREAKING UPDATE: Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced at approximately 4:00 PM ET on Sunday that she is, in fact, resigning from her post as chair of the DNC after the convention.
The head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz , is in scalding hot water over the new DNC email scandal (Wait, another Democrat embroiled in an email scandal?) which clearly shows that the party favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the recently completed Democrat primary.
Wasserman Schultz won’t be leading or speaking at the Democrat National Convention, which begins on Monday, as a result of the scandal, and on Sunday Bernie Sanders called for heads to roll at the DNC, specifically calling for the resignation of Wasserman Schultz.
But before the scandal broke on Friday, Wasserman Schultz was gloating over the dysfunction and chaos at the Republican National, tweeting out to Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Reince Priebus (who has his own issues), that she’d be happy to help him keep the GOP convention in order, a clear attempt at mockery.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) July 18, 2016
Fast forward to today, one day before the DNC kicks off, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz has not only been stripped of her speaking slot but is likely to either resign or be forced to in order to pacify Bernie’s socialists for the sake of “party unity.”
CNN reported on Sunday that the calls for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation have reached a fever pitch:
(CNN) Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced intense pressure Sunday to resign her post and was meeting with party honchos about her future, several Democratic leaders told CNN, urging her to quell a growing controversy threatening to disrupt Hillary Clinton’s nominating convention.Both critics and supporters within the DNC are demanding Wasserman Schultz issue a statement to deal with the many issues raised by the release of a trove of DNC emails by Wikileaks that appeared to show the party favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary process.In a meeting Sunday that was described as at times contentious, Wasserman Schultz said she wanted the statement issued in the name of Amy Dacey, the DNC’s CEO.“We said no,” said a veteran party activist involved in the discussions. “She needs to own this.”
Assuming Wasserman Schultz survives this hot mess — and it’s doubtful that she will — she faces her own problems back home in Florida with a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Tim Canova, who has been hammering the unpopular congresswoman over her refusal to debate him.
One hard-hitting ad Canova is hammering Wasserman Schultz with shows her admitting to an interviewer that debates are important because they inform voters, but then shows her ducking and dodging when asked whether she’d debate him.
It’s pretty embarrassing and you can watch it below: