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Democratic Party Apologizes to Bernie Sanders for ‘Inexcusable Remarks’ in Leaked Emails

Party leadership is accused of conspiring to ensure Hillary Clinton’s primary victory

The Democratic National Committee issued a formal apology to Bernie Sanders on Monday for leaked emails that suggested party’s leadership conspired against the Vermont senator during the primaries in favor of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

“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,” the DNC said in a statement. “These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.”

The statement was issued by interim party leader, Donna Brazile, and six other officials but was not signed by DNC outgoing chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from her job following the controversy. And on Monday, the party announced she won’t open her party’s convention as previously planned.

Earlier in the day, Wasserman Schultz was booed at a pre-convention Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia.