In a "shocking" turn of events for the new normal, it appears that Bernie Sanders' campaign demands that "someone in the DNC be held accountable" over the leaked emails showing collusion to undermine any Clinton opposition, have been heard.
As CNN reports, Debbie Wasserrman Schultz - the Democratic National Committee Chairwoman - will not speak at or preside over the party's convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. As one top Democrat said "she's been quarantined."
As more and more revelations are exposed - and blamed on Russia - regarding the disgusting behond the scenes smears, collusion, and lies of the DNC, The Hill reports that Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said “someone needs to be held accountable” for what was revealed in the leak of internal Democratic National Committee emails this week
“We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama’s speech were taken by Mrs. Trump,” Weaver said in an interview with ABC News. "Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign.”
Some emails posted on WikiLeaks show an effort to undermine the Sanders campaign.
One email from the DNC press secretary suggested creating a narrative that the Sanders “campaign was a mess.”
Wasserman Schultz in a few emails specifically criticizes Weaver, calling him a “damn liar” in one.
Weaver said the emails show misconduct from the highest DNC officials and that the emails proved previous claims from the Sanders campaign, which accused Wassermann Schultz of tilting the scales in Hillary Clinton’s favor during the primary race.
“Everybody is disappointed that much of what we felt was happening at the DNC was in fact happening, that you had in this case a clear example of the DNC taking sides and looking to place negative information into the political process,” Weaver said.
"We have an electoral process. The DNC, by its charter, is required to be neutral among the candidates. Clearly it was not.”
When asked if Wasserman Schultz should resign, Weaver said “she should consider what her options are.”
The issue is stoking lingering tensions between the Sanders and Clinton camps just a few days before the convention in Philadelphia... and now, as CNN reports, it appears the Democrats have made a big decision:
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at or preside over the party's convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary.
The DNC Rules Committee on Saturday rescinded Wasserman Schultz's position as convention chairwoman, instead naming Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She will gavel each session to order and will gavel each session closed, a role that had been expected to be held by Wasserman Schultz.
"She's been quarantined," another top Democrat said of Wasserman Schultz, following a meeting Saturday night.
This is seen as a concession to Sanders, who has been furious at Wasserman Schultz for what he believed was favoritism to Clinton.
Sanders on Sunday told CNN's Jake Tapper the release of DNC emails that show its staffers working against him underscore the position he's held for months: Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to go.
"I don't think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don't think her leadership style is doing that," Sanders told Tapper on "State of the Union," on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The Democrat familiar with the decision said it was done in hopes of preventing chaos on the convention floor among Sanders supporters. The decision was blessed by Clinton and Sanders officials, this Democrat said.
So much for party unity.
"We are trying to build unity for the fall to beat Donald Trump, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a figure of disunity in the party, not a figure of unity," Weaver said.
Still, as Sanders said earlier today, "I'm not shocked by it, but I'm disappointed."
It appears that very few things can shock the American public any more...