Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns from DNC Chair Position
The New York Times offers a fair summary of events leading up to the eve of the Democratic National Convention, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s resignation from the DNC Chair position.
The NYT also notes: “The turnout of more than 1,000 people from as far as Seattle and Florida was much larger than any of the protest marches last week in Cleveland during the Republican convention.”
Meanwhile, I wonder how the next Wikileaks DNC email dump will impact activities at the convention.
“In her resignation statement, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, said she would continue to fight for Mrs. Clinton from the sidelines. ‘I know that electing Hillary Clinton as our next president is critical for America’s future,’ Ms. Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. ‘I look forward to serving as a surrogate for her campaign in Florida and across the country to ensure her victory.’ She added: ‘Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention.'” ~ Jonathan Martin and Alan Rappeport
The Sanders Camp
Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver gave an enlightening interview to Jake Tapper before the Wasserman-Schultz resignation was announced. He reiterated that the Sanders camp continues to support Clinton in order to defeat Trump. He also elegantly dismissed any relevance of the DNC suggestion that Russia was to blame for their email leaks.