BURLINGTON, Vermont, USA (sentinel.ht) – On Sunday, on a wave of leaked emails showing the Democratic National Committee had conspired against his candidacy, Bernie Sanders reiterated the call for its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to step down.
“I asked and demanded Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation many many months ago and I state that again. I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC. Not only for these awful emails which reveal 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.” – Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator made the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows where he responded to the Wikileaks trove of 20,000 DNC emails. The emails confirm long-alleged claims that the supposedly neutral party officials were working on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Debbie Wasserman Schultz headed the Hillary Clinton campaign against then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008.
Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman for Florida who is up for reelection against Tim Canova, has been stripped of her speaking duties at the convention in Philadelphia this week, Sanders confirmed. In an email thread dated in the heat of the primary cycle, an email from Wasserman Schultz read “that is a silly story. [Bernie Sanders] will not be president.”
In the Sunday morning interviews, Sanders also said that since Friday, no one from the committee had contacted him to apologize for some of the things that were found to be said about him. Brad Marshall, DNC Chief Financial Officer, apologized via his Facebook page for an email thread where he sought to have questions raised about Sanders’s faith. He wanted to pass the senator as an atheist although Sanders had long before spoken about his belief in God.
On VP Pick Tim Kaine
In his interview with Chuck Todd on the Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders also expressed his displeasure with the Presumptive Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton’s, vice presidential pick of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
Sanders said Kaine was not a progressive pick, an issue that will ruffle his significant wing of the Democratic Party.
Tim Kaine is a big supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and on the side of corporations and Wall Street just like Clinton.
Sanders is scheduled to address the convention on Monday, July 25, 2016. His speech is expected to be uneventful as he had endorsed Clinton weeks prior but his supporters seem to be leaning towards revolt. 35,000 are expected to protest outside of the convention and Bernie delegates inside the hall may stage protests as well.