PHILADELPHIA — After resigning under pressure as Democratic National Committee chairwoman and being booed and jeered by protesters at a delegate breakfast from her home state of Florida, Debbie Wasserman Schultz conceded today that it’s been “a difficult week.”
Wasserman Schultz has kept a low profile this week, but she made an appearance Thursday afternoon to receive an award from the National Jewish Democratic Council.
“I just can’t thank you enough for being here for me,” Wasserman Schultz told the roughly 50 attendees at the reception. “This has been a difficult week. There’s no question about it. But I am so proud of my team, some of whom are here, that helped put this together. From the convention team to the Democratic National Committee staff to all of the volunteers to our donors, it has been a remarkable team effort. And you know, sometimes, you just have to take one for the team. And that’s OK. It’s OK. I have the most amazing family that any woman could ever ask for.”
Wasserman Schultz, long accused by Bernie Sanders and his supporters of favoring Hillary Clinton in the primary season, was pushed to resign after leaked emails showed DNC officials undermining Sanders and helping Clinton. She announced Sunday that she would resign as chairwoman after the convention.
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