Several Democratic staff resign over diversity controversy

Internal arguments about the lack of diversity in leadership have led to the resignations of six senior staff members from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The senior DCCC staff that resigned are the following:

- DCCC executive director Allison Jaslow

- Communications director Jared Smith

- Political director Molly Ritner

- Deputy executive director Nick Pancrazio

- Top communications aide Melissa Miller

- DCCC Diversity director Van Ornelas

According to Carlos Garcia at Blaze Media, “A Democratic House lawmaker told the Hill that the unrest came because of poor leadership and inconsistent promises from Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.).”

"Cheri campaigned as all things to all people," the lawmaker said, "telling Blue Dogs one thing, telling progressives another. So inevitably once in office she would disappoint them."

The Democratic lawmaker was also obviously upset with how the committee was focusing it’s time on feelings instead of on winning.

"You know how NRCC [National Republican Congressional Committee] spent their day Friday and today?" they asked rhetorically. "Not sitting around talking about diversity and their feelings."

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H/T: The Blaze