It looks like there is growing controversy heading into the National Democratic Convention after a series of emails were released by WikiLeaks indicating that the party’s leaders were undermining Bernie Sanders.
After mounting pressure, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has now decided to step down before it becomes a threat in disrupting Hillary Clinton’s nominating convention.
However, she still plans to speak at the DNC at some point this week.
According to DNC officials, on Saturday their Rules Committee named Rep. Marcia Fudge, from D-Ohio, as the permanent chair of the convention.
Sources say one email reveals DNC staffers asking how they can reference Sanders’ faith to change his image among Southern voters.
There is reportedly another email that depicts an attorney who is directing the committee in defending Hillary Clinton from accusations by the Sanders campaign in regards to not living up to a collective fundraising agreement.
WikiLeaks has apparently released close to 20,000 emails in connection to this incident.
The Democratic National Convention takes place from Monday, July 25th until Thursday, July 28th at Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia.