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.
“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.”