Under fire, Dem chair Wasserman Schultz to leave
WASHINGTON - 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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Family Strong: Three Baton Rouge siblings enlist in US Army
Local business owner arrested, allegedly set building on fire for $1M insurance...
Brazen thief reaches over counter, grabs $10K in jewels
How to protect plants during cold weather
Hollywood returns to Baton Rouge for film shoot at LSU