Under the interim leadership of the Donna Brazile, who has taken over for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee has issued a formal apology for comments made by DNC staffers in emails uncovered after the hack of the party’s email system.
Signed by the board, the apology called comments by staffers “inexcusable.”
“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. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.”
It continues, “The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.”
The DNC hopes the apology will quell some of the protests inside and outside the hall by Sanders supporters who were outraged by some of the revelations.