|Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Democratic Party chairwoman fires herself out the cannon after emails reveal that she was tired of Bernie Sanders being an internet troll. Sanders camp says that Wasserman Schultz deliberately rigged the game for Hillary Clinton.|
Well I didn't expect this shit to hit the fan! Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) will officially step down as the DNC Chairwoman after Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine accept their nomination as the party's presidential candidates.
WikiLeaks released some damning emails suggesting that the Schultz and DNC officials were deliberately trying to snuff out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Lincoln Chafee. Jim Webb and Martin O'Malley.
A new leak of internal emails from the Democratic National Committee came from seven key figures in the group. Each of them complained that Sanders was whining too much. Some include questioning Sanders's Jewish beliefs.
When the feud between Sanders and Wasserman Schultz heated up, she actually said that the notion of a Sanders presidency was absolutely silly.
With her departure from the DNC, it throws uncertainty towards how the party is going to handle the convention in Philadelphia.
President Barack Obama and Clinton offered thanks but cautious thoughts.
"For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had my back. Her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together not just for my re-election campaign, but for accomplishing the shared goals we have for our country. Her critical role in supporting our economy recovery, our fights for social and civil justice and providing healthcare for all Americans will be a hallmark of her tenure as [DNC Chair]. Her fundraising and organizing skills were matched only by her passion, her commitment and her warmth."
For one thing, the president was wrong on one thing. She served as the DNC chairwoman for five years. She was not one of the president's biggest supporters when it came to issues. She also was extremely partisan (like her counter Reince Priebus) when it came to appearances on GOP Sundays.
Many believed that Wasserman Schultz did more harm to the party by advocating debates on slow nights and undermine others. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was an example of the inept leadership.
Gabbard criticized Wasserman Schultz for scheduling the debates at weak timeslots. She got banned from the first debate. She was then co-chair of the DNC. She immediately stepped down and endorsed Sanders for president.
Wasserman Schultz was going to gamble support for the Iran nuclear agreement. She was against it at the time because it would sting with her Jewish backers. She also was spreading rumors that the president was against her for being an independent woman. She is Jewish.
Her congressional district is the 20th. The district is Safe Democrat. However, she is facing a tougher primary challenger. She will face Tim Canova, a candidate who Sanders endorsed for the seat.
Wasserman Schultz has ducked debating Canova. He hopes that this scandal will eventually end her term as congresswoman.
Donna Brazile will act as the interim head of the DNC. She is a contributor to ABC and CNN.
On Monday, the events kick off and its going to be just as polarizing as Donald Trump accepting his nomination.
Conservatives are seething with joy knowing that they can use these damn emails (ahem) against Hillary Clinton. Trump already signals using this as an attack against Clinton for being "crooked".
Trump and Mike Pence will start campaign together as a nominee and appear on Softball Hannity together for their first interview as a pair.
Clinton and Kaine will appear on 60 Minutes as a pair and soon do interviews with Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow in the coming days.
We will cover the Democratic Convention.