Leadership at the Democrat National Committee has been in turmoil since the leak of nearly 20,000 emails showing widespread corruption within the party and attempts to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The chief executive of the committee, Amy Dacey, resigned on Tuesday because of the scandal, according to Politico, following the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also recently stepped down from her post.
Although the CEO was the first senior executive to lose her job over the email leak, she likely won’t be the last, as other senior employees have been waiting to get the ax, too.
With three solid months left to go in the 2016 campaign, this scrambling of DNC officials doesn’t look good for a party that has already been struggling to overcome its top candidate’s reputation for dishonesty and corruption.
Press operations for the committee have reportedly been largely outsourced to the firm SKDKnickerbocker, longtime consultants for the DNC, Democrat officials inside and outside the building told Politico.
Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign has been making moves to take more control over the party’s operations, including moving the entire research and all rapid response responsibilities department to its Brooklyn headquarters.
However, who will take over the responsibility of running the committee’s day-to-day operations remained in limbo following the resignation of Dacey, and several senior Democrats have been doubtful that anyone would even want to take on an assignment that had many risks and few rewards.
Who would want to become publicly involved with an organization that has been such an embarrassment to the political process and whose presidential nominee is the queen of corruption and deceit?
And, let’s be honest, it’s only a matter of time before there’s another “email scandal” in this party. After all, email is apparently their modus operandi of doing shady things.
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