NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns As DNC Chair Over WikiLeaks Email Scandal, VA High Court Invalidates Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights For 200K Ex-Felons


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns As DNC Chair Amid WikiLeaks Email Scandal

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters took to the streets in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National  convention.

This comes on the heels of Wikileaks releasing thousands of emails from the DNC showing that the staff secretly conspired to undermine Sander’s presidential campaign.

On Sunday, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned under pressure. She said she will continue to work on helping Clinton get elected and released a statement saying in part: 

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

Before that statement, Bernie Sanders, and Donna Brazile, the new interim DNC chair weighed in on CNN’s State of the Union and ABC’s This Week.

Hillary Clinton Names Sen. Tim Kaine As Her VP Running Mate

Former Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton tapped Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential Running mate. Her supporters hope the choice will help her win the swingstate in November.

Clinton and Kaine made the announcement in Miami, Florida on Saturday as Senator Kaine addressed the crowd in both English and Spanish.

Considered a safe choice by most political observers, Kaine brings a well-rounded resume to the Democratic presidential ticket.

Virginia High Court Invalidates Gov. McAuliffe’s Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights To 200K Ex-Felons

In a historic move, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-felons who paid their debts to society, are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole.

Critics of Gov. McAuliffe claim the move was political and aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election.

The Virginia Supreme Court has put an end to McAuliffe’s apparent good gesture by invalidating the executive order that restored voting rights to the formerly incarcerated.

During a special simulcast with The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, talked with Gov. McAuliffe about the Virginia High Court’s decision to reinstate voting rights for the former felons who served their time and paid their debt to society.

Miami Behavioral Therapist Shot With Hands In The Air While Laying On The Ground

Charles Kinsey, a Behavioral Therapist was attempting to help an autistic patient was shot by a North Miami Police Officer while he laid on the ground with his hands up. When the officer was asked why he shot the unarmed behavioral therapist, the cop said, “I don’t know.”

Kinsey’s attorney, Hilton Napoleon joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the disturbing shooting.

Austin Cop Body-Slams An African American Teacher To The Ground, Later Says Blacks Have “Violent Tendencies”

Video of an Austin police officer who violently arresting Breaion King, a black schoolteacher has reached the light of day. After the assault, the offending officer told explained to King that Blacks have “violent tendencies” in what would seem to be an attempt to explain why he threw the elementary school teacher to the ground.

Also in today’s NewsOne Now headlines:

  • Court rules Texas voter ID law is discriminatory
  • Former Jailer admits falsifying log in Sandra Bland’s Death
  • Man Fights to Work after sharing Alton Sterling shooting video
  • Former KKK Leader David Duke Announces Senate Run

All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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