Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation as DNC chairwoman today, and it’s setting up the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia up for a rough start this week. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile totally called it this morning when she opined that heads would roll over the email troubles currently plaguing the Democrats.
Brazile is a regular contributer on CNN and ABC News, and shortly after Wassermann Schutlz’s resignation broke, her role at the week’s convention was established thanks to this tweet from the DNC’s communications director.
DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as Interim Chair through the election #DNCinPHL
— Luis Miranda (@LuisMiranda) July 24, 2016
This also comes after the news that Wassermann Schutlz’s role at the convention would be greatly diminished.
“I went over yesterday to see the Sanders campaign [and] I apologized,” Brazile said. “I think, the allegations, the e-mails, the insensitivity, the stupidity needs to be addressed.”
Brazile acknowledged that the DNC’s email leak is an ongoing matter that will likely have repercussions for the committee for the foreseeable future. Brazile didn’t seem to appreciate Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook‘s take on the day’s events, but she went on to say that more officials will probably have to pay up for letting the Democratic Party bleed
“Will some people have to step down, be removed and resign? I’m sure at the end of the day, yes.”
UPDATE – 9:30 p.m. ET: Politico reports that Brazile and CNN reached a mutual agreement to suspend their contract with one another until the end of the convention.
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