DNC staffers complained about having to write a statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day

DNC staffers privately complained about having to craft a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to one of the leaked emails released by Wikileaks.

“We need to do a statment from the DNC. Is there a reason we haven’t?” asked chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a May email with the subject line “Yom Hashoah statement.”

DNC staffer Kate Houhgton pushed back against the idea. “We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them,” she complained.

Senior communications director Ryan Banfill informed Houghton that Yom Hashoah was about the Holocaust, “This is about remembering the Holocaust. Never forget.”

Houghton did not seem moved. “Yup… or Darfur or Armenia or Rwanda or Bosnia (which PS is where my husband served),” she replied. “Does she want us to do one for each other those remembrance days as well?”

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