This is the biggest week of the year for Democrats as they descend on the Democratic National Convention—and it’s already shaping up to be the worst week of Hillary Clinton’s life.
The party is already threatening to come apart at the seams as Bernie Sanders continues to challenge Hillary at every turn, even with his “endorsement.” But then the bomb dropped with the Wikileaks revelations about the Democratic National Committee.
These revelations have tainted the idea of the DNC as fair and unbiased in the election process, showing that they clearly supported Hillary, from the super-delegate process to actively working against Sanders and taking other illegal actions. We are still looking at the tip of the iceberg—more is still to come.
But the repercussions are already dropping, and the DNC Party Chair is taking the fall.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday.
The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under pressure from top Democrats — comes amid hackers’ release of emails that show DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 nominating contest.
More shocking is that this call for her resignation did not come from Hillary or Obama. It came from the insurgency headed into the convention. It came from Bernie.
Sanders on Sunday told Tapper the release of the DNC emails that show its staffers working against him underscores the position he’s held for months: Wasserman Schultz needs to go.
Chants of “Debbie is done” and “Debbie resigned” broke out at a pro-Sanders rally in Philadelphia after the news was announced.
More information is likely to come out of this Wikileaks release, and there are promises of more to come. One thing is for sure: the fix was in for Bernie Sanders by Hillary and the DNC, but justice is coming swift and furious. Chaos is guaranteed to reign at their convention this week. The fallout has just begun.