DNC chair to step down after convention — WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

The four-day convention kicks off Monday in Philadelphia.

via DNC chair to step down after convention — WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

PHILADELPHIA, PENN. (WPRI) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week’s convention.

The Florida congresswoman has been under fire following the publication of hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries.

That prompted runner-up Bernie Sanders to call Sunday for Wasserman Schultz’s immediate resignation.

In a statement, Wasserman Schultz says she still plans to fulfill her duties formally opening and closing the convention in Philadelphia. She also says she will speak at the four-day gathering.

The four-day convention kicks off Monday in Philadelphia.

President Barack Obama says he is “grateful” for Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s leadership at the Democratic National Committee.

Obama says in a statement that the Florida congresswoman has “had my back,” particularly during his 2012 re-election campaign.

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