The pandemonium surrounding the release of troves of embarrassing emails from the Democratic National Committee has claimed its biggest victim.
Committee CEO Amy Dacey has resigned … but she won’t be the last. News reports indicate that “other personnel moves” are also expected.
Dacey has already snagged another job (of course), at a Democratic lobbying firm. Before joining the DNC, Dacey worked for EMILY’s List, which works to elect female Democrats.
Her resignation is just the latest fallout from the hacked emails, which have exposed a total lack of neutrality in the primary race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The DNC routinely disparaged Sanders in the communications.
Last week, Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned her position as chair of the DNC. The announcement came just before the party’s national convention began – and she was booed when she made her first “pre-convention” appearance.
As a result, long-time leftist operative Donna Brazile was quickly named interim chair.
The cache of 19,000 messages was made public by the website WikiLeaks.
Dacey was implicated in one of the most damaging exchanges, in which a DNC official, Brad Marshall appeared to speculate about how Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Jewish heritage could be used against him.
Marshall posited that he believes Sanders “is an atheist” and that it could make a difference in the Kentucky and West Virginia primaries.
“My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” Marshall wrote in an email.
Lacey responded: “AMEN”
Democratic Party officials learned in late April that their systems had been attacked after they discovered malicious software on their computers. A cybersecurity firm they employed found traces of at least two sophisticated hacking groups on the Democrats’ network — both of which have ties to the Russian government.
H/T: The Washington Post