MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday said Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should not open or close the party's convention this week.


"I think it's political malpractice on the Clinton camp to let her open the proceedings and close out," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe."

"But also, why would Debbie Wasserman Schultz want to help Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE? Because that's all she's doing is helping Donald Trump by getting in the way of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college MORE."

Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she would resign after the four-day Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Her announcement came two days after WikiLeaks posted a trove of emails that appeared to show  top officials at the DNC planning how to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE during his race with Clinton for the presidential nomination.

Wasserman Schultz has said she plans to address delegates at the convention at some point and will formally open and close the daily events.

Scarborough said that the convention should focus on getting Clinton elected — and that Wasserman Schultz is not helping her.

"This convention is all about Hillary. It really is, it has got to be all about Hillary," he said.

"If Democrats want to win in the fall, everything they do over the next four days needs to be focused on getting Hillary Clinton elected president of the United States. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is getting in the way."