Clinton Hires Ousted DNC Chair To Help Lead Campaign

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The fallout from the DNC email scandal had a soft landing for DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign due to leaked emails showing she was biased against Bernie Sanders in the presidential race.

Immediately after her resignation from the DNC Sunday, she was scooped up by Hillary Clinton to join her campaign staff, to serve as a surrogate for the national campaign, assisting in Florida and other key states. 

Without referencing the real reason for her resignation from the DNC, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement to announce Wasserman Schultz’s new role on her campaign:

“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years.   I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership.   There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie—which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.   I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid — because as president, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”

President Obama also had high praise for Wasserman Schultz:

“For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back. This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful. Her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together not just for my re-election campaign, but for accomplishing the shared goals we have had for our country,” Obama said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

 

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