BREAKING: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said she will resign this week in the aftermath of the release of thousands of embarrassing internal email exchanges among Democratic officials.
The episode had pitched the party into turmoil on the eve of a convention that was promised to showcase unity.
“I know that electing Hillary Clinton as our next president is critical for America’s future,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement released Sunday. “I look forward to serving as a surrogate for her campaign in Florida and across the country to ensure her victory.”
Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from south Florida, said her resignation will take effect upon the close of the convention. It came amid a growing drumbeat for her to step aside, includin strong pressure from the Clinton campaign, according to a senior Democrat familiar with the negotiations.
Donna Brazile, a longtime Democratic strategist, will take over as interim chair, according to the DNC.