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UPDATE: Wasserman Schultz RESIGNS! On Eve Of DNC Convention – Turmoil (Video)

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders wipes his forehead after he endorsed her during a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

UPDATE: Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she’ll step down as the DNC chair at the end of the convention.

Hillary Clinton released the following statement:

“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. 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. I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”

President Barrack Obama added:

For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back.  This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful.  Her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together not just for my re-election campaign, but for accomplishing the shared goals we have had for our country.  Her critical role in supporting our economic recovery, our fights for social and civil justice and providing health care for all Americans will be a hallmark of her tenure as Party Chair.  Her fundraising and organizing skills were matched only by her passion, her commitment and her warmth.  And no one works harder for her constituents in Congress than Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Michelle and I are grateful for her efforts, we know she will continue to serve our country as a member of Congress from Florida and she will always be our dear friend.

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Earlier: Philadelphia will be the scene of turmoil Monday when the Democratic National Committee meets to formally name Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee. The turmoil began today (Sunday) after CNN reported on the party banning chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from speaking at the convention.

CNN reported: 

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not have a major speaking role or preside over daily convention proceedings this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced raising questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.

The DNC Rules Committee on Saturday named Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She will gavel each session to order and will gavel each session closed.
“She’s been quarantined,” another top Democrat said of Wasserman Schultz, following a meeting Saturday night.
Bernie Sanders made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, you can view his interview on CNNs “State of the Union” HERE

Reuters added: 

the flap over the Wikileaks documents posed a new threat to party unity. Brad Marshall, the DNC’s chief financial officer, apologized on Facebook on Saturday for an email in which he discussed how some voters in upcoming nominating contests in Kentucky and West Virginia would reject an atheist.

No names were mentioned, but Sanders was the only Jewish candidate.

“He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage,” Marshall wrote in a May 5 email to three top DNC officials. “I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

Sanders said he had not received a personal apology.

Calls for Wassersman Schultz to resign began circulating Sunday.


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