DNC chairwoman to step down after convention

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced she will resign when the convention concludes at the end of the week.

Schultz’s announcement follows months of accusations that she had put her thumb of the scales for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders and comes less than two days after a hacker released DNC emails that appeared to confirm those accusations.

The Florida Democrat said that her “first priority” will be serving her constituents in Congress and that she will continue to be a surrogate for Clinton’s efforts in her home state.

“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” she said.

“We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.

Wasserman Schultz will still open and close the convention and speak about “the stakes involved in this election.”

 

 

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