Debbie Wasserman Schultz has just resigned as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The congresswoman decided to step down after the hackers’ release of emails that show DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 24, 2016
She will still be attending and speaking at the Democratic convention and will be officially resigning at the end of it.
“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,” Wasserman Schultz 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.”
Mere hours after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as chair of the DNC, Hillary Clinton has already given her a high ranking position in her campaign.
Schultz resigned after Wikileaks released emails that showed her team showed a clear bias for Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries, with DNC CFO Brad Marshall going so far as to suggest attacking his faith in Bible belt states Kentucky and West Virginia.
UPDATE: Hillary Clinton has announced that she will bring on Wasserman Schultz as an honorary chairman as part of her campaign’s “50-state” program:
“There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.”