Sen. Bernie Sanders released a statement Sunday in response to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announcement of stepping down after the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The Statement reads, “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party.” The resignation of Schultz came after nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC were released by Wikileaks.
The leaked emails showed bias against the Sanders Campaign as DNC staff suggested to bring out the truth of Sander’s religious beliefs as a way to boost Hillary Clinton’s campaign. DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall wrote in one email “It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief.” adding “This could make several points difference with my peeps.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent off an email shortly after the Nevada Caucuses where Sanders supporters caused a scene and sent death threats to Nevada delegates. “Damn liar. Particularly scummy that he barely acknowledges the violent and threatening behavior that occurred.” Wasserman Schultz wrote.
“The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.” Sanders adds in his statement. Sanders also mentioned in an interview with CNN that “it is not a great shock to me” after hearing of a biased committee “it’s what we talked about six months ago.”
The Democratic National Convention will start Monday, July 25th and go until the 28th where Sanders will address delegates on the opening night of the convention.