Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Step Down at End of Dem Convention


DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced in a statement that she will be stepping down from her post after the Democratic National Convention has wrapped.

Wasserman Schultz came under intense scrutiny after the DNC email leak revealed she was harshly criticizing the Bernie Sanders campaign, among other things.

Former Labor Secretary and strong liberal Robert Reich demanded she be fired, and Bernie Sanders renewed his call for her to step down.

And then there’s this:

The DNC announced that Vice Chair Donna Brazile will be interim chair during the election.

Here’s Wasserman Schultz’s statement in full:

UPDATE –– 4:20 pm EDT: Both Hillary Clinton and President Obama have issued statements on the big news:

UPDATE –– 4:22 pm EDT: Even Donald Trump shared his thoughts:

UPDATE –– 5:14 pm EDT: Sanders has responded to the news.

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