Debbie Wasserman Schultz is still in Philadelphia

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., waves to the Florida delegation at a breakfast on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., waves to the Florida delegation at a breakfast on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP)

PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been all but erased from the Democratic National Convention — but she’s still in the city.

The former chair of the DNC gave a brief speech on “the politics of ending extreme poverty” at a Better World campaign event in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.

She was greeted by polite applause by the crowd. The Florida congresswoman deplored lack of progress on development legislation, which she blamed on Democrats making up the minority in Congress. “Which, by the way, we’re going to change soon,” she added.

When asked before her appearance by this reporter to comment on her resignation, Wasserman Schultz declined.

The congresswoman announced she would resign her role as DNC chair Sunday, after a hack revealed DNC staffers derided Sen. Bernie Sanders over email. She was booed by her home state’s delegation Monday morning. By the afternoon, it was announced she would not even appear on the stage of the DNC to gavel the convention in. The sole trace of her at the convention so far has been her name printed on delegates’ and reporters’ credentials, which are required to enter the Wells Fargo Center.

The DNC offered a “sincere apology” to Sanders supporters Monday over the emails.
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