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Dem party chief won’t speak at convention

Greg Nash

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak this week at the party’s national convention, according to multiple reports.

{mosads}One unidentified source told CNN that the decision reached Saturday by party officials is meant to “keep the peace.”

“She’s been quarantined,” another Democrat told the network, referring to the Florida congresswoman, who is expected to gavel the convention in Philadelphia in and out.

The development follows the leak of internal DNC emails last week that show an effort to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential challenge to Hillary Clinton.

Wasserman Schultz in a few emails specifically criticized Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, calling him a “damn liar” in one.

Weaver told ABC News on Saturday that “someone needs to be held accountable” for what was revealed in the leak.

“We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama’s speech were taken by Mrs. Trump,” Weaver said, referencing the plagiarism controversy over Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland. “Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign.”

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