…a case of knowing when to make a call. Ms Wasserman Schultz and her crew were in denial for too long after the party was over. When your own delegates boo you off the stage, it is time to go. Not a time to make a speech that no-one wants to hear or flex imaginary muscles testing the waters. This envelopment has marred any great achievement you may have achieved in your lifetime. An apology to your people and the affected parties will go a long way to making you whole. Quite a sad way to ending a career.
Ms Wasserman Schultz addressing her delegates this morning
Wasserman Schultz finally dumped from gaveling Democratic National Convention after she is booed by her own delegates
DNC chair announced Sunday she’ll be stepping down by the end of the week – but got booed Monday by her own Florida delegation
She wanted to keep her role gaveling the convention into and out of order
She addressed home-state delegates Monday only to face angry shouts and signs referencing the email scandal
Leaked emails did her in, as they revealed staff members discussing efforts to shape coverage against Sanders – even raising issues about his faith
A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is ‘investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC,’ adding that ‘a compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously.’
Wikileaks posted emails Friday that suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season, prompting Clinton’s campaign to point to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cyber security firms linked to the Russian government.
The Trump ‘Connection’?
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta added fuel to the debate Monday, saying there was ‘a kind of bromance going on’ between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump.
The Clinton campaign says Russia favors Trump’s views, especially on NATO.
Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a ‘joke’ claims by Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.
‘The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me,’ Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets. ‘Hillary was involved in the e-mail scandal because she is the only one with judgement (sic) so bad that such a thing could have happened.’
Bernie’s supporters on the streets
Bernie Sanders and his supporters have always maintained that Debbie Wasserman resign from her position in the interest of fairness and justice. This finally took place but not in the manner anyone planned. Wikileaks did her in. Ms Schultz had become a lightening rod for herself and the party.
Bernie backers believe she carried water for Clinton during her tenure at the DNC and viewed the emails as proof
The hacking enraged die-hard Sanders supporters who have long claimed that the DNC had its finger on the scale throughout the primaries.
The disclosures prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the party’s convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton is expected to officially accept the nomination for president.
Part of the leaked emails
‘Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage,’ the message said.
‘I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,’ it continued.
Amy Dacey, the committee’s CEO, responded in all caps: ‘AMEN.
Marshall later apologized.
Other emails exposed in the leak showed the ousted Wasserman Schultz mouthing off.
Writing from a Gmail account that reportedly belonged to the exiting chairwoman she called Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver ‘an ASS,’ after he suggested that the Vermont senator would stay in the race through the convention.
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ’ STATEMENT – ‘WE HAVE PLANNED A GREAT AND UNIFIED CONVENTION THIS WEEK’
‘I have been privileged to serve as the DNC Chair for five and a half years helping to re-elect President Obama and Vice President Biden, strengthening our State Party Partnership in all 50 states, leading a vigorous primary election this past year while preparing for the general election and representing millions of Democrats across the country. I couldn’t be more excited that Democrats are nominating our first woman presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, a friend I have always believed in and know will be a great President.
‘We arrived here in Philadelphia with the most inclusive and progressive platform the party has ever proposed and a unified recommendation from the Rules Committee on our path forward as Democrats. I am proud of my role in leading these efforts.
‘My first priority has always been serving the people of the 23rd district of Florida and I look forward to continuing to do that as their member of Congress for years to come. As the mother of my three amazing children and the Representative of Florida’s 23rd congressional district, I know that electing Hillary Clinton as our next president is critical for America’s future. I look forward to serving as a surrogate for her campaign in Florida and across the country to ensure her victory.
‘Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention. As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans. 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.
‘I’ve been proud to serve as the first woman nominated by a sitting president as Chair of the Democratic National Committee and I am confident that the strong team in place will lead our party effectively through this election to elect Hillary Clinton as our 45th president.’