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Illinois Delegates Agree With Wasserman Schultz Resignation

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois delegates agree with Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's decision to resign from the leadership post after the Democratic National Convention.

The Florida congresswoman is stepping down as chairwoman following hacked emails suggesting the DNC favorited Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries against Bernie Sanders.

Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang is a Clinton delegate. He says the emails are dramatic, but they'll be a "small glitch" in the end. He calls resigning a "wise decision."

Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is a Sanders delegate. He says the resignation was "the correct step," though it should've occurred earlier.

Both delegates believe the party can be unified.

Lang says it's important for Sanders to reiterate Clinton support. Ramirez-Rosa says he'll vote for Clinton, but she needs to reinforce opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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