The Democratic National Committee has offered a “deep and sincere apology” to Senator Bernie Sanders, his supporters, and the Democratic Party for “inexcusable remarks” made by staffers over email. WikiLeaks released approximately 20,000 emails copied from the DNC’s internal servers on Friday.
“These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process,” the committee said in a statement. “The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited towards our candidates.”
What’s more, the reality is that the DNC did tolerate such language: the comments do reflect the values of the DNC—values which demonstrably did not seem to include a “steadfast commitment to neutrality.” The DNC is steadfastly committed to what it deems best for the party, and it decided that Clinton was best for the party.