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Summary: Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced she will step down as DNC chairwoman.

On Monday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was loudly booed as she spoke at a breakfast meeting before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. CNN reports that amidst the growing controversy surrounding her, she announced this weekend that she was resigning from her post.

  
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“I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention,” Wasserman Schultz told the Sun Sentinel on Sunday.

Despite her announcement, Wasserman Schultz was still met with angry protestors the next day. They held signs that said things like “Emails;” and critics not only jeered at her, but they also chanted, “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Wasserman Schultz will stay in Philadelphia during the convention, but she will not speak as originally planned. She is expected to formally resign on Friday, and Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair going forward.

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Sanders’ supporters had been rabidly fighting to oust Wasserman Schultz after DNC emails were leaked that seemed to show the chairwoman’s favoritism of Clinton. Earlier this month, it was reported that 120 people filed a class-action lawsuit against her, alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation for what they believe to be her part in primary rigging.

At the convention, Sanders tried to quell the protestors by throwing his support behind Clinton and her vice presidential pick Tim Kaine. He was met with boos as well, although some said they would support Clinton if they had to but they would not forgive Wasserman Schultz for her alleged actions.



Before Wasserman Schultz’s resignation announcement, Sanders had been adamant that she needed to step down.

“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC, not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that,” Sanders said on “State of the Union” before the Democratic National Convention.

A source said that Wasserman Schultz consulted with President Barack Obama and Clinton before making her decision.

Fortune reports that Clinton has hired Wasserman Schultz to serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program.

What do you think about Wasserman Schultz’s resignation? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: CNN



 

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