The Democratic Convention Begins and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is Out
Monday kicked off the 2016 Democratic National Convention with turmoil at the forefront. Over the weekend chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stated that she would step down as Chairwoman of the DNC due to the recent email leaks. The email leak reveals information the DNC was biased, unfair and impartial throughout the entire primaries. In addition, for months Sen. Sanders, his supporters, and many others have been calling and wanting Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down because of her handling of this issue and her disgraceful leadership. If you recall, Sen. Sanders was on NBC Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, and he stated: “If I become president, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not be the DNC chairwoman and he supports Tim Canova her opponent running in Florida”.
“Top Democrats essentially dismissed Sanders as a viable candidate during the primaries, attempted to undermine him with voters and even took steps to derail his campaign, according to hacked emails that were recently made public by WikiLeaks.”
“Top Democrats essentially dismissed Sanders as a viable candidate during the primaries, attempted to undermine him with voters and even took steps to derail his campaign, according to hacked emails that were recently made public by WikiLeaks.” During the primaries, it was apparent Sen. Sanders campaign was undermined and the establishment was completely unfair. They disenfranchised 3.2 million independent voters in New York, the media made up inaccurate stories and mislead the people with false information, and ridiculed Sen. Sanders and his campaign stating that he needs to tone down his message. In the midst of all this political turmoil, Sen. Sanders was successful in winning primaries, rallying, organizing and mobilizing voters to get out and vote. Most importantly, he galvanized the millennial base, a huge voting block who will be the leaders of this country one day.
Due to all the upheaval during the primaries, the sentiment on Monday of the convention when Debbie Wasserman-Schultz entered a room with delegates was not pleasing. As she attempted to address a crowd of Florida delegates, Debbie was booed, and many shouted for her to step down. As new developments came in about the email scandal, many established democrats called for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to not gavel in the convention since it might become like the circus we witnessed the last week with Donald Trump and the GOP. As a result, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz released a statement to ensure the smooth operation of the DNC, she will not take part in the convention. This is Debbie-downer for her but a victory for all of the millions of disenfranchised voters and our political system.