PHILADELPHIA (WSVN) — Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention is opening up about the e-mail scandal which led to her resignation.
“At the end of the day, who the DNC chair was, I could not allow that to be a distraction,” said Wasserman Schultz. “What was important in all the work we’ve done for my tenure was designed to make sure we could elect a democratic president, and at the end of the day, that was where the focus needed to be and the buck stopped with me.”
Wasserman Schultz spoke to e-mails that seemed to plot against Bernie Sanders, which she said she was not a part of.
“I will tell you that there was one very unfortunate, unacceptable, outrageous e-mail — e-mail exchange — that I was not a party to that discussed using Senator Sanders’ faith,” she said, ‘a faith which I share as the first Jewish woman to represent Florida in Congress by the way, and even in that exchange, you can see — and I haven’t perused all the e-mails, even in that exchange, one of the staff acknowledged that I, as chair, would never be OK with that, so that person has resigned.”
Wasserman Schultz said Russians are responsible for hacking the DNC’s e-mail server.
The former chair stepped down one day before last week’s democratic national convention.
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