Dang, Debbie! Way to get DUMPED by the dems. This is hilarious and poetic at the same time. The American people should follow Hill’s example and distance themselves from Clinton after her e-mail leak.
The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention in Philadelphia this week, as the committee battles allegations of bias following an email leak.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not take to the stage as the party attempts to ‘keep the peace’, CNN reports.
Sources told the network Wasserman Schultz’s role will be to ‘gavel in and gavel out’.
‘She’s been quarantined,’ a high-ranking Democrat reportedly said after a meeting on Saturday night.
It comes after a cache of leaked emails from Democratic party leaders’ accounts include at least two messages suggesting an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
Sanders did the rounds on the Sunday shows this morning, saying on CNN that the revelations were ‘outrageous.’
‘But it’s not a great shock to me,’ the Vermont senator said.
‘There’s no question in my mind and I think there’s no question in any objective observer’s mind that the DNC was supporting Hillary Clinton and was in opposition to our campaign, so I’m not shocked by this and that is why many, many times I made clear Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign,’ Sanders said on State of the Union.
He renewed those calls today when talking to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, adding ‘nobody has apologized to me.’
Sanders also supported Wasserman Schultz losing her speaking slot, calling it the ‘right thing.’
The release Friday of more than 19,000 emails sent and received by seven top Democratic National Committee officials by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks comes at a time when the party is anxious to project an image of unity.
In a May 5 exchange, DNC Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall asked if someone could ask a person he did not name, presumably Sanders, about his religious beliefs in the conservative states of Kentucky and West Virginia.
‘Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage,’ the message said.
‘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.’
Amy Dacey, the committee’s CEO, responded in all caps: ‘AMEN.
‘I am not an atheist,’ Sanders said today on CNN in response.
‘But aside from all of that, I mean, it is an outrage and sad that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign,’ the senator added.
The Intercept news website quoted Marshall as saying, ‘I do not recall this. I can say it would not have been Sanders. It would probably be about a surrogate.’