Debbie Wasserman Schultz just got dropped like a hot potato from the DNC’s lineup after she was revealed to be talking a lot of smack through email. Are you happy that DWS isn’t going to be speaking? Or will you miss her? You won’t believe what she said about Bernie Sanders:
The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention in Philadelphia this week, as the committee battles allegations of bias following an email leak.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not take to the stage as the party attempts to ‘keep the peace’, CNN reports.
Sources told the network Wasserman Schultz’s role will be to ‘gavel in and gavel out’.
‘She’s been quarantined,’ a high-ranking Democrat reportedly said after a meeting on Saturday night.
It comes after a cache of leaked emails from Democratic party leaders’ accounts includes at least two messages suggesting an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
The release Friday of more than 19,000 emails sent and received by seven top Democratic National Committee officials, by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, comes at a time when the party is anxious to project an image of unity.
In a May 5 exchange, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall asked if someone could ask a person he did not name, presumably Sanders, about his religious belief in the conservative states of Kentucky and West Virginia.
Writing from a Gmail account that media reports said belonged to Schultz, the chairwoman noted, ‘This is a silly story. He isn’t going to be president.’
In another email exchange, Wasserman Schultz called Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver ‘an ASS’, after being told Weaver suggested the Sanders campaign continue all the way through to the convention.
She also called Weaver a ‘damn liar’ and accused him of ‘scummy behavior’ in relation to comments he made in May about potential protests in Nevada.
Read more: Daily Mail
Not only that, but according to the WikiLeaks revelations, she was also order NBC to stop reporting negatively about her:
One of the emails, bearing the subject line “Chuck, this must stop,” is from Schultz herself and reads:
Chuck, see below. I would like to discuss this with you today. Can you reach out to Luis to schedule a call? Thanks. DWS> MSNBC’s Brzezinski: Wasserman Schultz ‘Should Step Down,’ Dem Primary ‘Has Been Unfair’ To Sanders> 0> 0>> by IAN HANCHETT18 May 20160> SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER>> •>> On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski called for DNC Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to “step down” over her handling of this year’s Democratic presidential primary.>> After playing a clip of Wasserman Schultz, Brzezinski said, “This has been very poorly handled from the start. Ot has been unfair, and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts, quite frankly, with the person that we just heard speaking. It just does.”>> Brzezinski added of Wasserman Schultz, “She should step down.”>> Brzezinski’s co-host, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough wondered why Sanders would “get in line” for the Democratic Party, given that they “rigged the entire thing,” and that if he was in Sanders’ position, “I’d say, ‘Go straight to hell, I’m running as an independent.’”>> Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchettDWS