Debbie Wasserman Schultz Out as Democratic National Convention Chairwoman, Marcia Fudge In

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Out as Democratic National Convention Chairwoman, Marcia Fudge In

"Many, many months ago I made it clear that Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign, should step down, not only because of the prejudice they showed during the campaign, but also because we need a new leadership of the Democratic Party", Mr. Sanders said.

Just one day before the Democratic convention was set to begin, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation, effective at the end of the week.

In her statement, Clinton said that Wasserman Schultz has agreed to "serve as honorary chair of my campaign's 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country".

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Monday Wasserman Schultz still meant to gavel the convention into order Monday afternoon, but she told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that she was passing along those duties as well to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the secretary of the DNC.

In one of the more than 19,000 leaked emails, staffers allegedly dismissed Sanders' campaign as "a mess" and added that his campaign "never had their act together". Their ability to do so will depend largely on how die-hard Sanders delegates approach the convention, and whether they protest or raise issues on the floor.

A small number of people walked out of Wasserman Schultz's speech. Bernie Sanders's chances during the primaries. She said she backed Sanders because of his support for free college education and universal health care. "She's potentially unsafe." Hutson said Clinton was "most definitely" beholden to Wall Street. Both Wasserman and Sanders will continue to campaign for Clinton throughout the election, showing their supporters that it is possible to work through differences and unite under a common goal.

"She should resign, period", Sanders told ABC's "This Week".

"I am not an atheist", the Vermont senator said Sunday. "I love Debbie, and I think she's done a good job".

The DNC Rules Committee on Saturday rescinded Wasserman Schultz's position as convention chairwoman, instead naming Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She did not appear at the convention podium and later watched the proceedings from a private suite.

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