Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile exploded on Fox News Tuesday morning, accusing RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel of repeating Russian talking points and telling her to “go to hell!”
Brazile, a regular Fox News contributor, was on “America’s Newsroom” with Ed Henry and Sandra Smith to discuss the Super Tuesday elections, and was asked about comments McDaniel had made earlier in the day about the potential for a brokered convention on the Democrat side.
A brokered convention happens when no candidate has a majority of the delegates’ votes and the nomination is decided through a sketchy process of political horse trading.
Pundits of of all political persuasions have been speculating for weeks that Democrats may end up choosing their nominee out of a brokered convention.
McDaniel said that such a process would be “rigged against Bernie if those Super Delegates get their way on that second vote.”
Brazile was incensed.
“First of all, I want to talk to my Republican friends,” she said. “First of all, stay the hell out of our race. Stay the HELL out of our race!”
Brazile added heatedly that she gets “sick and tired” of listening to Republicans talking about the Democrats’ process, and then went on the offensive.
“First of all, they don’t have a process,” she charged, meaning the RNC. “They’re cancelling primaries. They have winner-take all. They don’t have the kind of Democracy that we see on the Democratic side.”
The longtime political strategist then dusted off the Democrats’ dog-eared RussiaGate playbook.
“And for people to use Russian talking points to sew division among Americans …. That is stupid!” she exclaimed. “So, Ronna, go to hell!”
“Whoa!” Henry exclaimed.
“NO, go to hell!” Brazile repeated angrily, pointing her finger at the camera. “I’m tired of it, Ed! We’re not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee. If you have the delegates and win, you will win!” she insisted.
The former chair of the DNC Donna Brazile just told @GOPChairwoman
to "Go to hell!"
THE LEFT IS COMPLETELY UNHINGED.
Donna Brazile's comments are completely DISGUSTING. pic.twitter.com/k6BlChnQ3l
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 3, 2020
Democrats have been on the defensive about their primary process since the DNC rigged the 2016 elections against Sanders.
Brazile herself admitted in an essay for Time magazine that the Hillary Victory Fund, Hillary for America, and the DNC signed a Joint Fund-Raising Agreement, which gave the Clinton Campaign a significant advantage.
“Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised,” Brazile wrote. “Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
Brazile also admitted to sending potential topics for a CNN town hall to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in her role as the DNC vice chair.