This article was published on July 26, 2016

DNC leaders apologize to Bernie Sanders after WikiLeaks email dump

DNC leaders apologize to Bernie Sanders after WikiLeaks email dump Image by: Gage Skidmore
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Leaders of the Democratic National Committee issued a formal apology after last week’s WikiLeaks dump of DNC leaders’ email.

The statement reads:

“On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.

The statement goes on to say the DNC “is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.”

Within the 20,000 email cache was significant evidence that party officials colluded in an effort to sabotage the democratic candidate while securing the nomination for Hillary Clinton.

The emails were a treasure trove of bad behavior and childish ploys that called upon audience members to question Sanders’ religion (he’s always maintained he was non-religious), attempts to spin Sanders’ losing campaign as a “mess” that was doomed from the beginning, and a plan by the DNC to blast Sanders for his independent-to-democrat switch months before campaigning on behalf of the party — but only after his campaign called into question whether DNC officials were undermining his campaign.

As news of the WikiLeaks dump spread, we’ve seen our first casualty, DNC Charowman Debbie Wasserman Schultz,  who resigned in wake of the hack. Still, protestors flood the streets of of Philadelphia demanding more, including Sanders’ name re-entered as a viable candidate for the nomination, which isn’t happening — no matter what Facebook would lead you to believe.

At this point, Sanders’ name being placed in the nomination is nothing more than a glorified roll call. For anything to change, superdelegates will have to switch sides, a move that appears unlikely. Sanders acknowledged as much and took one final opportunity during his speech at the DNC today to offer up his support to Clinton and urge voters to cast their votes for her.

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