In a statement released through CNN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz officially announced her resignation as Democratic Party leader
After a treasure trove of emails between Democratic party head staffers showed a clear bias towards Hillary Clinton and attempts to undermine Bernie Sanders campaign, Schultz did the honorable thing and resigned as party leader. Too bad it is too late; the damage has already been done.
Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president. She talked with both President Barack Obama and Clinton before making her announcement.“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in her statement.“As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans,” she said. “We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.”
Bernie Sanders consequently released a statement saying,
“[Wasserman Schultz] has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people,” Sanders said. “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.”
Between obvious actions of election fraud and atrocious underbelly tactics against Sanders via media silence, spin, and smear, the Democratic party showed they never intended on allowing Bernie Sanders to become the presidential nominee.
The bias has most Sanders supporters furious with the party and threatening to leave if he does not become president, some already doing so. Most supporters have stuck with Sanders into his contested convention, but since early 2015 super delegates had already mostly pledged their allegiance to the United States of Hillary. That may change now.
Immediately following Schultz’s resignation, Hillary Clinton sent an email to the DNC saying Debbie will be campaigning with her in Florida. Clinton also said Wasserman Schultz will serve as “honorary chair” of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country.