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DNC chair won’t speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

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By Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny, CNN

(CNN)The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails

One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders’ faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement.
Wasserman Schultz is expected to gavel the convention in and out, but not speak in the wake of the controversy surrounding the leaked emails, a top Democrat said.
“She’s been quarantined,” another top Democrat said, following a meeting Saturday night.

2 thoughts on “DNC chair won’t speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

  1. Bernie Sanders only became a Democrat in the last year. Then he complained about the party rules.

    He is a complainer who never had a chance to win. Socialism is not a winning platform.

    Reince P sat by and watched his party get hijacked by a loud-mouthed con artist. Reince should have been fired after the 2012 election.

  2. Nine miles of bad road.

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