Bernie Sanders will get what he asked for. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is stepping down as chair of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the Democratic National Convention. CNN is reporting “Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday.”
CNN is also reporting that Wasserman-Schultz’s resignation was the result of “pressure from top Democrats” because of “the release of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 primary contest.” In other words, they pushed her out because the scandal was getting all of the attention while effectively squashing Mrs. Clinton’s announcement of her running mate pick.
In her statement, Wasserman-Schultz said that she “remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president” and that she had talked with both President Barack Obama and Clinton before making her announcement.
This video sums things up quite nicely:
Wasserman-Schultz’s legacy won’t be an illustrious one. She presided over the party’s wave election defeats, though it’s fair to blame those defeats on President Obama and Harry Reid as much as on Ms. Wasserman-Schultz.
This doesn’t take away from the fact that the DNC felt they had to tip the scales to help Hillary win the nomination over a nobody governor and a 74-year-old socialist. That doesn’t project confidence in their candidate.
I’d bet that other heads will roll, too. Don’t be surprised if this sucks the media oxygen out of the room for Monday’s open of the convention in terms of the media. They’re pro-Clinton but they love a scandal, too.
UPDATE: Wasserman-Schultz didn’t preside over the 2010 landslide. My bad.
Authored By Let Freedom Ring Blog