Donna Brazile, who is the proud recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from HBCUs including, North Carolina A&T State University, Grambling State University and, most recently, Spelman College, has become the new head of the Democratic National Committee.
Brazile, currently serving as DNC Vice Chair, “will lead party through the remainder of the 2016 election,” says party spokesman Luis Miranda on his personal Twitter account, according to Bloomberg News.
DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as Interim Chair through the election #DNCinPHL
— Luis Miranda (@LuisMiranda) July 24, 2016
Brazile, an author, academic, and political analyst, will head the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will step down in the midst of controversy over internal DNC emails that show anti-Bernie Sanders bias.
“She’ll follow Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who will resign as DNC chair at end of the party’s convention this week in Philadelphia, following Wikileaks publication of DNC e-mails that raised questions on if the party leadership was actually neutral behind the scenes in the primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.”
Released on Friday, according to Time, and just days before the Democratic Party kicks off its national convention in Philadelphia, the “DNCleak” emails has “cast a pall over the celebrations that were meant to highlight the unification of the party after a bitter primary season, while setting back efforts to fully line up Sanders’ supporters behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.”
Brazil, who has lead in the position before in 2011, will be the new interim DNC chair.
Head over to Time to read more.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Donna Brazile is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is not.