The Democratic National Committee apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign and its supporters over remarks that were discovered in DNC emails after Russian hackers attacked the organization’s network.
Incoming interim party leader Donna Brazile and six other party officials said the comments: “Do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.”
Sanders supporters were outraged over emails between DNC staffers that showed some in the party were becoming agitated with Sanders as his campaign continued.
This is the full statement from TalkingPointsMemo.com:
“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 DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again. “We are embarking on a convention today that — thanks to the great efforts of Secretary Clinton, her team, Senator Sanders, his team, and the entire Democratic Party — will show a forward-thinking and optimistic vision for America, as compared to the dark and pessimistic vision that the GOP presented last week in Cleveland. Our focus is on electing Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats across the country, thanks to Democratic Party that is strong, unified, and poised for victory in November.” Donna Brazile, Incoming Interim Chair Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Secretary Andrew Tobias, Treasurer Raymond Buckley, Vice Chair, ASDC President Maria Elena Durazo, Vice Chair Mayor R.T. Rybak, Vice Chair Henry R. Muñoz III, National Finance Committee Chair.”