Debbie Wasserman Schultz Got Booed At a Breakfast Hosted by Her Home State Delegates

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Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is set to have a very bad week in Philadelphia. It started early and in a uniquely humiliating fashion, when she got booed offstage at a Monday morning breakfast hosted by a delegation from Florida.

Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she would step down from her position as Democratic National Committee Chair, after a bunch of very embarrassing emails leaked by a hacker showed her and other DNC staffers demonstrating bias towards Hillary Clinton. But DWS nonetheless seemed to believe she could maybe have a normal breakfast with the Florida delegation. ABC and every other news outlet in the country has video of what happened instead:


A booing crowd, some of whom wearing Bernie Sanders shirts and holding up signs that said “Emails” greeted Wasserman Schultz.

“I can see there’s a little bit of interest in my being here, and I can appreciate that interest,” she said, brightly. The crowd did not respond to her recommendations to “settle down,” booing throughout her speech. It was real bad.

Wasserman Schultz is planning to be at the DNC throughout the week, albeit in a “severely limited” role. Donald Trump is pretty excited about all of this, as you might expect.


Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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When even a hardcore Bernie supporter can admit that the email “controversy” is complete bullshit, then everyone just looks fucking stupid.

I’ve never seen a group of people miss the forest for the trees so much.…

“But other than that, those are about the only emails I’ve seen mentioned in many of these pro-Sanders groups, social media accounts and articles claiming that these “prove” the DNC was working against the Vermont senator.

Well, they don’t.

Let’s not forget that a big part of Sanders’ campaign was built upon bashing Schultz, the Democratic party and creating this victim mentality of “we’re going up against the establishment machine.” Then when you look at these emails (aside from the pathetic one about his religion), they’re mostly responses to other emails addressing something Sanders or his campaign had said about the Democratic party.

Plus they were all written in late April and May, when the race was pretty much over.”