For months, supporters of presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) claimed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz were biased in favor of former Secretary of State and fellow presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
As we reported, DNC staff countered that Sanders supporters just didn’t know how the Democrats operated. The WikiLeaks emails released on Friday proved that Sen. Sanders was correct.
In fact, the WikiLeaks emails showed outright hostility toward Sen. Sanders. As we reported, top staffer Brad Marshall proposed using Bernie’s religion against him in Kentucky and West Virginia, as he thought hostility to Jewish atheists was strong.
Other emails documented a plan to portray the Sanders Campaign as incompetent to counter the charge that the DNC favored Hillary and was hostile to Bernie.
Wikileaks managed to accomplish what many have attempted and failed to do for months now. https://t.co/b5MFcMIkbO
— Sonali Kolhatkar (@SonaliKolhatkar) July 24, 2016
A Soft Landing for Wasserman Schultz
The same day, Clinton hired her “long-time friend” Wasserman Schultz as an honorary co-chair of her campaign. Wasserman Schultz plans to be very active in the Clinton campaign. Clinton also plans to help Wasserman Schultz with her own reelection campaign, where she faces a serious primary challenge by Tim Canova.
Hostility at Convention
Monday attendees at the Florida delegation breakfast booed Wasserman Schultz, shouting “Shame on you” and “You rigged the election.” Eventually, the audience allowed her to speak.
The resignation announcement was to be effective Friday, after the close of the convention. Wasserman Schultz was to have a reduced role, but still was to open and close the proceedings. ABC reported that she decided not to open the convention so that it can open “on a high note.”
Common Dreams reported that Wasserman Schultz will have no role at all in the convention.
Watch Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair talk about the disgraced former DNC chair:
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