Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday. And according to the rule, DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will now serve as Interim Chair through the election. The news of Debbie’s resign was known to be coming, but her sudden announcement was a bit shocking. The controversy regarding the leaked emails was keeping her in an agitated state for quite some time, though. She was facing criticisms and calls to resign for months, though she was determined and insisted on remaining as ‘chair’ until after the general election in November.
But the last week’s email leak made all the plans topsy-turvy. Nearly 20,000 hacked emails that displayed an embarrassing look inside the bias workings of the Democratic Party, where Schultz was clearly shown to support Hillary Clinton. The emails have become a great hindrance for Clinton’s presidential campaign now.
Wasserman Schultz last few words to declare her resign were:
“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”
49 years old Wasserman Schultz was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and became the head of the DNC in 2011. At times the party suffered because of her as she failed in raising the kind of cash that national party leaders had hoped for, on the fundraising front. She also lacked as a public spokesperson.
Obama and Clinton said all the kind words and their experiences with her. Clinton called her a ‘friend’ and Obama also stated that he and Michelle are grateful to her efforts, as they cannot forget her role in supporting economic recovery, fights for social and civil justice and providing health care for all Americans and wished her all the luck for her future goals.