DNC Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to step down at end of convention

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla is interviewed in New York. Richard Drew / AP (Courtesy NBCNews.com)

(CNN)–

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday.

The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under pressure from top Democrats — comes amid hackers’ release of emails that show DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 nominating contest.

Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president.

“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in her statement.

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