The fallout over leaked emails continues at the Democratic National Committee, as three more resignations yesterday followed last week’s stunning exit of former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz — an ongoing sore point for Bernie Sanders backers as nominee Hillary Clinton’s camp tries to woo them.
“It’s clear that Hillary Clinton and the DNC are trying to turn the page,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “But the more that comes out, the harder it is going to be for them to bring the diehard Sanders supporters into the Clinton fold.”
Yesterday the DNC announced the departures of CEO Amy Dacey, Chief Finance Officer Brad Marshall and Communications Director Luis Miranda, one week after emails released by WikiLeaks revealed apparent favoritism for Clinton during the primary. In one email, Marshall suggested using Sanders’ religious beliefs against him. He later apologized.
The Clinton campaign downplayed the resignations.