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Report: Top Dems Are ‘Beside Themselves’ That Wasserman Schultz Will Still Speak at DNC

debbie wasserman schultz dnc chair debatesFox News’ Bret Baier reported in a tweet Monday morning that his senior Democratic sources are privately livid that DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will still have a major role and a speaking slot at this week’s Democratic National Convention.

Wasserman Schultz announced that she was stepping down as chairwoman after leaked emails showed that top Democratic brass favored Hillary Clinton during the primary process and even considered attacking Bernie Sandersbased on his faith. But surprisingly, Wasserman Schultz announced that she wouldn’t officially resign until after the convention.

That it turn sparked a blog post from The Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza, predicting that Wasserman Schultz wouldn’t even make it that long. “It’s hard to imagine that Clinton and her allies will allow such a spectacle to steal the spotlight of the convention,” he argued. “Wasserman Schultz may not even make it until Thursday — or even the end of today — as the party chair.”

Baier agreed in a tweet and shared that “senior Dems” were telling him the same:

The criticism from Baier’s sources and Cillizza echo comments made by NBC’s Chuck Todd Monday morning, that it was “stupid” and “insanity” to allow Wasserman Schultz to speak at the convention.

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