To the shock of many, just hours after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned from her position as the chairwoman of the DNC, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave her a top position in her campaign.
The resignation came after emails were released by Wikileaks that implicated Wasserman Schultz’s team for showing an obvious bias for Clinton over her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, during the Democratic primaries.
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Earlier today, Wasserman Schultz was told that she would not be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
In an official statement that was released today, Clinton had nothing but great things to say about Wasserman Schultz. Not surprisingly, she failed to mention anything about the email scandal — perhaps because it worked in her favor. The new job that Wasserman Schultz has been appointed to will be to act as an honorary chairwoman of the Clinton campaign’s 50 State program.
‘There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie — which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as an honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.’
The risk taken with this move by Hillary and the Clinton campaign is huge, and it will no doubt make waves in the political arena clear up until we vote in our new Commander in Chief this November.
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