The emails exposed several embarrassing and questionable party dealings, including an attempt to thwart former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s benefit.
As journalists had time to read through them, unflattering stories started popping up. Once the headlines piled up, the apologies began.
In one of the emails that showed up on Wikileaks, DNC’s chief financial officer, Brad Marshall, went after Sanders’ religion with the following message to DNC staffers:
It might may (sic) no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.
Marshall apologized via a Facebook post: