Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign from her position as Democratic party chairwoman after her anti-Bernie emails were revealed in a major hack. But she won’t be completely gone, she got a new gig for Hillary only hours after announcing her resignation. Check this out:
Democratic party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has stepped down following Bernie Sanders’ call for her resignation in the wake of a humiliating Wikileaks email hack that exposed her bias and showed the party had conspired against the Vermont senator.
Party officials took part in crisis talks on Sunday afternoon – the eve of the party’s national convention in Philadelphia – over mounting calls for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation.
The controversy exploded over the weekend, prompted in part by the publication of some 19,000 hacked emails on Friday, some of which suggested the Democratic Nation Committee was favoring Hillary Clinton during the primary season.
The revelations prompted runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation on Sunday – a day before Democrats open their convention to nominate Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate.
Later on Sunday, Wasserman Schultz issued a statement announcing that she will be stepping down from her role as party chair at the end of the convention.
DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as Interim Chair through the election in November, DNC communications director Luis Miranda said on Twitter.
Wasserman Schultz said her first priority has been her role as a Florida congresswoman and that she looks forward to working on Clinton’s campaign in the crucial battleground state.
Clinton later announced that Wasserman Schultz will serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country because ‘there’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie.’
‘I have been privileged to serve as the DNC Chair for five and a half years helping to re-elect President Obama and Vice President Biden, strengthening our State Party Partnership in all 50 states, leading a vigorous primary election this past year while preparing for the general election and representing millions of Democrats across the country,’ Wasserman Schultz said in a statement announcing her departure.
‘As the mother of my three amazing children and the Representative of Florida’s 23rd congressional district, I know that electing Hillary Clinton as our next president is critical for America’s future.
‘I look forward to serving as a surrogate for her campaign in Florida and across the country to ensure her victory.’
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Although, don’t worry, Hillary is going to keep her minion very close. Check out the new gig that Debbie picked up just hours after resigning from the DNC:
Wasserman Schultz will remain at the helm of the DNC through Friday, at which point Democratic strategist Donna Brazile will become the committee’s interim leader.
Shortly afterwards, however, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a statement of its own:
Read more: IJ Review