If WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 20,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee harmed anyone in particular, it’s party chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Just as the party was appearing to enjoy some movement toward unity, Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager in particular let the media know he was feeling the burn, with the leaked emails revealing a coordinated attempt to undermine Hillary Clinton’s only competition.
With the party’s convention just around the corner, timing couldn’t be worse for the party, but there is a silver lining: rumor is that Wasserman Schultz will no longer have a major speaking role at the convention, meaning the Democrats have an excuse to move her out of the spotlight. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported Saturday night that the party’s chair might be looking more like that empty chair from the GOP’s 2012 convention.
Democratic chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz no longer has major speaking role at convention, source says, in wake of email leak at DNC.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) July 24, 2016
This will help the Democrats. https://t.co/kiy4dDnCTb
— (((David B. Cohen))) (@DavidBCohen1) July 24, 2016
She’s helped enough already, according to plenty of Democrats.
— Angela Mullins (@angelamullins00) July 24, 2016
think it was something she said?
— Simon Templar (@SimonTemplar62) July 24, 2016
@jeffzeleny no one really wanted to hear her speak anyway
— J.R (@IbeKnoN) July 24, 2016
— Mary In Nevada (@maryinnevada) July 24, 2016
— kitty (@mkbl) July 24, 2016
— Doofus Alert (@doofus_alert) July 24, 2016
— Kimberly (@kimdallas07) July 24, 2016
— Christopher Haines (@Likeabat77) July 24, 2016
@jeffzeleny And Bernie Sanders should rescind his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Plain and simple
— Cory Green (@thadeacon803) July 24, 2016
— Solid State Tactical (@SolidStateTac) July 24, 2016
.@jeffzeleny so, effectively, she got sent to her room for a timeout. Seems a fitting punishment for disenfranchising her own party members.
— O'Connor 4 President (@DarkHorse2016) July 24, 2016
— BeTheChange (@SeekingNotLost) July 24, 2016
— Stephen K (@Gator_Country) July 24, 2016
@jeffzeleny Clintons have never shown any loyalty to their minions. Discard them as soon as they become a liability.
— E O'Neal III (@EONealIII) July 24, 2016
— ECYM (@everycallyoumak) July 24, 2016
— NonMotivated (@NonMotivated) July 24, 2016
— Dan Guisinger (@dguisinger) July 24, 2016
@jeffzeleny Let her speak. She might sink the Dems, if they just let her keep bumping those gums.
— Joseph Newbern (@jnewbern4) July 24, 2016
@jeffzeleny HRC probably had her booted for not keeping email server secured. Wait…
— Jay Warmack (@jwarmack) July 24, 2016