Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Not Gavel Or Speak at Democratic National Convention; Baltimore Mayor to Take her Place

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon.

In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel, she said:

“I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention,” Wasserman Schultz said.

“I stepped down the other day because I wanted to make sure that having brought us to this momentous day and to Philadelphia and planned the convention that is going to be the best one that we’ve ever had in our party’s history that this needs to be all about making sure that everyone knows that Hillary Clinton would make the best president,” she said.

She said she asked Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, secretary of the Democratic National Committee, to take her place opening the proceedings at 4 p.m. Monday.

Wasseman Schultz declined to answer further questions.

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SOURCE: Anthony Man 
The Sun Sentinel