DNC apologizes to Sanders for ‘inexcusable’ emails
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Monday apologized to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for internal emails that appeared to show party officials plotting against his presidential bid.
“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,” DNC officials said in the statement.
The release of the emails has stoked furor among Sanders supporters, many of whom are protesting at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Monday’s statement included Donna Brazile, the interim DNC chair; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; DNC treasurer Andrew Tobias; vice chairs Raymond Buckley, Maria Elena Durazo and R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis; and Henry Muñoz III, the DNC’s national finance committee chair.