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Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as DNC chair after the DNC - photo by GETTY
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning as the chairwoman of the USA's Democratic National Committee once the party's convention ends this week.

The Florida congresswoman is stepping down amid an email leak which reveals a conspiracy against the Bernie Sanders campaign for the 2016 Democratic nominee. Sanders lost the campaign to Hillary Clinton.

Sanders had called for Wasserman Schultz's resignation on Sunday and embraced it in a media interview today.


Vocabulary
sabotage - the deliberate act of destroying something so it does not work
to resign - quit

to step down - to quit a position
leak - the act of letting something (secret information) escape (become known)
conspiracy - a secret plan
campaign - a project to succeed at a particluar result
nominee (noun) - a party's or group's candidate selection during an election
to embrace - to warmly welcome