Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not have a major speaking role or preside over this week’s convention proceedings, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after the leaked emails surmised questions about the committee’s impartiality towards Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.

“She’s been quarantined,” another top Democrat said of Wasserman Schultz, following an emergency meeting Saturday night. Wasserman Schultz faced intense pressure Sunday to resign her post as head of the DNC.

The DNC Rules Committee has named Rep. Marcia Fudge as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She will gavel each session.
David Axelrod, a former top adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and a CNN senior political commentator, said Wasserman Schultz should resign effective immediately. “I would ask her to step aside. I would ask her to step aside because she’s a distraction in a week that is Hillary Clinton’s week,” Axelrod told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
One close Clinton ally said the hope is that Wasserman Schultz would get the message and leave her position before the convention kicks off Monday. “But she is stubborn,” the Clinton ally said.
“She seems oblivious to the volcano that will erupt if she walked into that [convention] hall,” said a veteran Democratic operative, adding that Wasserman Schultz believes the outrage would pass over. “Forty percent of the people in that hall didn’t like her to begin with. She was going to get booed before all this.”
After the emails revealed the DNC planned to attack Sanders and his religious faith, the former candidate on Sunday told Tapper the release of the emails show the establishment working against him underscores the position he’s held for months: Wasserman Schultz needs to go.
“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC, not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that. I am not an atheist. But aside from all of that, it is an outrage and sad that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign. It goes without saying: The function of the DNC is to represent all of the candidates — to be fair and even-minded. But again, we discussed this many, many months ago, on this show, so what is revealed now is not a shock to me.”