Debbie Wasserman Schultz offered her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in a statement issued Sunday.

The Florida congresswoman’s resignation comes after hackers released thousands of emails that show DNC staffers aiding Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders in securing the democratic nomination for president.

She will officially step down after the Democratic National Convention, which starts on Monday in Philadelphia.

“As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans,” she said. “We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.”

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