Just a day before the Democratic National Convention begins, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) has announced her resignation over the email scandal that proved she was in the tank for Hillary Clinton. DWS will gavel open and close the convention and her resignation is effective on Friday. She had maintained for months that there was no collusion in the DNC pimping for Hillary, but the recent release of DNC emails prove she lied. In her letter of resignation, DWS didn’t mention the scandal. Well, that’s a shocker.
Wasserman Schultz’s swift ouster underscores party leaders’ desire to avoid convention confrontations with Sanders’ loyal supporters. The chairwoman has been a lightning rod for criticism throughout the presidential campaign, with Sanders repeatedly accusing the DNC of backing Clinton.
Sanders said the 19,000 emails published by the website Wikileaks appeared to confirm his suspicions.
In one leaked email, a DNC official wondered whether Sanders’ religious beliefs could be used against him, questioning whether the candidate may be an atheist.
Sanders pressed for Wasserman Schultz to quit as chairwoman immediately. He also suggested that Clinton’s choice of running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, was a disappointment and that he would have preferred Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of liberals.
Democrats had wanted to get rid of her after the 2012 election but Obama intervened, possibly worried that she would spill the beans on any illegal activities that might have taken place during that election.
The only people who will miss her are the makers of duct tape, since TV viewers will not have to duct tape their heads every time she appears on TV. Her reelection to her House seat is not guaranteed, especially after everyone learned how she shafted Bernie Sanders.