Sen. Bernie Sanders said Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party to step down as Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party,” Senator Sanders said in a statement.
“While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people,” the Senator continued. “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be resigning as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention on this upcoming Thursday, after hacked and leaked emails showed favoritism for Hillary Clinton above Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary among some DNC staffers.