Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Not Preside Over Democratic National Convention Due To Email Leak UPDATE: She's Stepping Down After The Convention

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jul 24, 2016 12:35 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Not Preside Over Democratic National Convention Due To Email Leak UPDATE: She's Stepping Down After The Convention

UPDATE: Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down from her position as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after the convention is over.

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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer preside over the Democratic National Convention after leaked emails showed that the organization discussed ideas over how to weaken Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the primary process. Wasserman Schultz will also no longer speak at the convention.

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) was named the new permanent chair of the convention by the DNC Rules Committee.

Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Sanders called for Wasserman Schultz to "resign, period" and said that the DNC needs a new chairperson:

The Democratic National Convention begins on Monday, July 25, in Philadelphia.