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What Went Wrong For Debbie Wasserman Schultz

After WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails sent by Democratic National Committee officials that suggested the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, embattled DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from her post following the convention in Philadelphia. With supporters of Bernie Sanders decrying the DNC’s treatment of their candidate, Roll Call looks back on what went wrong this election cycle for Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz In the Hall, But Inconspicuous
Florida congresswoman forced from her DNC chairmanship by email scandal

Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept a low profile at the Democratic convention, including her appearance at Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech. (Photo By Bill Clark CQ Roll Call)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was persona non grata on the stage of the Democratic convention, but there she was in the hall on Thursday night as Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s presidential nomination.  

Wasserman Schultz was due to hang up her title as Democratic National Committee chair once Clinton was done speaking, forced from her perch by scandal over leaked DNC emails purporting to undercut the campaign of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders.  

The Cancer Caucus
The personal stories shaping the new fight for the cure

Vice President Joseph R.  Biden Jr.’s loss of his son Beau drives him as he leads the national “moonshot” effort to cure cancer, but he’s far from the only policymaker whose experience with the disease motivates him.