Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she’s stepping down after the party convention this week.
The Florida Congresswoman would have led the Democratic National Convention this week, but instead was disgraced after emails linking her to a campaign against Senator Bernie Sanders were leaked by the WikiLeaks watchdog group.
The emails revealed the party leadership actively worked to defeat Sanders and support Hillary Clinton during the primary elections.
Sanders called for Wasserman-Schultz’s resignation, saying it was not the first time he had seen the system was corrupt.
Wasserman-Schultz was a no-show at a rules committee meeting on Saturday where she was to speak, nor was she listed to speak on any of the days of the convention this week in Philadelphia. It was later announced she would not lead the Democratic National Convention, but at best would introduce speakers — if that.
After growing calls for her resignation over the weekend, Wasserman Schultz said in a statement, “I know that electing Hillary Clinton as our next president is critical for America’s future,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz said in a statement published by the New York Times. “I look forward to serving as a surrogate for her campaign in Florida and across the country to ensure her victory.”