DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Won’t Speak at Convention Following Wikileaks Fallout
Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials on Friday.
The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement.
One email talks about how DNC moles had infiltrated the Bernie campaign.
Top DNC official K. Houghton tells her comrades they had moles working inside the Bernie campaign.
The documents have been so damaging to the Democrat Party that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at the convention this week in Philadelphia.
The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails.
One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they can reference Bernie Sanders’ faith to weaken him in the eyes of Southern voters. Another seems to depict an attorney advising the committee on how to defend Hillary Clinton against an accusation by the Sanders campaign of not living up to a joint fundraising agreement.
Wasserman Schultz is expected to gavel the convention in and out, but not speak in the wake of the controversy surrounding the leaked emails, a top Democrat said.