Wasserman Schultz resigns as DNC chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Embattled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned her post.

After facing heavy criticism during the primary process, Debbie Wasserman Schultz again came under fire this week following a WikiLeaks release of 20,000 DNC emails.

Wasserman Schultz will step down following the Democratic National Convention, which is set to begin on Monday. It is understood she has agreed to give up her speaking role at the convention.

Bernie Sanders was quick to respond to the announcement, calling for a new direction for the Democratic Party.

“Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party,” Sanders said.

Earlier, Sanders had called for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation on CNN’s State of the Union program with Jake Tapper

“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC, not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that,” he said.

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