Warren: Email hack 'embarrassment' for Democrats, nation
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate confirms Biden's Air Force secretary Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Will Pence primary Trump — and win? MORE (D-Mass.) said the emails written by Democratic National Committee (DNC) employees released as part of hack last month should never have been sent.

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"It is an embarrassment to the party and it is an embarrassment to the nation," Warren said during an interview that aired Sunday on WCVB-TV in Boston. 

During the interview, the Massachusetts senator said she didn't "understand" why Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE gave former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz a role on her campaign following the email hack and ensuing scandal. 

A trove of emails was released by WikiLeaks last month that appeared to show officials at the DNC planning how to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan To break the corporate tax logjam, tax overinflated CEO pay MORE's presidential campaign.

After the hack, Wasserman Schultz resigned from her role, along with other top officials at the DNC.

"I think that the right thing was that Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned. I think that was appropriate," Warren said. "People have been fired. I think that's appropriate."

Warren also offered praise for Donna Brazile, who is serving as the party's interim chairwoman. Warren called her a woman "of real integrity and strength."

"She's not going to be pushed around in that job, I think she's going to evaluate what we need at the Democratic Party and I'm grateful for that," she said.

"We need somebody to get in there and clean house."