Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning released the following statement with regards to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down as chair of the Democratic National Committee and her decision to not gavel in the first night of convention: 
 
"It was Rep. Wasserman Schultz's decision to make when she stepped down as the Democratic National Committee chair and decided to not gavel in the convention this evening. I believe she did the right thing."
 
"As Democrats, we are all interested in doing what's best to bring the party together and maintain the trust and faith of all of our great members across the state."
 
"Wisconsin Democrats will continue their efforts to unite, vote, and win in November.  Together we will elect great leaders like Sec. Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, and other progressive Democrats up and down the ballot in November."