Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced that she is stepping down the DNC leader at the end of the party’s convention.
Before her announcement, Bernie Sanders on Sunday told CNN that the release of the DNC emails showing of its staffers working against him underscores the position he’s held for months: Wasserman Schultz needs to go.
“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC, not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that,” Sanders said on “State of the Union,” on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“I am not an atheist,” he said. “But aside from all of that, it is an outrage and sad that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign. It goes without saying: The function of the DNC is to represent all of the candidates — to be fair and even-minded.”
He added: “But again, we discussed this many, many months ago, on this show, so what is revealed now is not a shock to me.”
Bernie Sanders further added that while he was disappointed at how the leaks vindicated his stand, his current goal was to ensure that Republican Donald Trump does not see the White House in November. “Donald Trump is probably the worst Republican nominee in history and he must be defeated,” he said.