The pandemonium surrounding the release of thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee has claimed another victim, and this is the biggest one yet.
Committee CEO Amy Dacey has resigned..but she is far from the last. News reports indicate that “other personnel moves” are also expected.
Dacey has already gotten another job, at a Democratic lobbying firm. Before joining the DNC, Dacey worked for EMILY’s List, which works to elect female Democrats.
Her resignation is the latest fallout from the hacked emails, which have exposed a complete lack of neutrality in the primary race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. In fact, the DNC constantly disparaged Sanders in their communications.
Last week, Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as chair of the DNC. The announcement came just before the party’s national convention started -and she was booed when she made her first “pre-convention” appearance.
As a result, Donna Brazile was named interim chair.
WikiLeaks is responsible for leaking the 19,000 messages to the public.
Dacey was implicated in one of the most damaging exchanges, in which a DNC official, Brad Marshall appeared to speculate about how Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Jewish heritage could be used against him.
Marshall said that he believes Sanders “is an atheist” and that it could make a difference in the Kentucky and West Virginia primaries.
“My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” Marshall wrote in an email.
Lacey responded: “AMEN”
In late April, Democratic Party officials learned that their systems had been attacked after they discovered malicious software on their computers. A cybersecurity firm they employed found traces of at least two hacking groups on the Democrats’ network – both of which have ties to the Russian government.