Much of the country might be angry at Donna Brazile for stirring the pot and getting people angry with the DNC at a time when they need their voters more than ever but she isn’t backing down. In fact, she is telling her critics to “go to hell.”
“I’m going to tell my story,” Brazile told ABC News. “This is a story of a young girl who started in American politics at the age of 9, who continues to fight each and every week of her life.”
The former DNC chair has been getting flak for her tell-all book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.”
In the book, she tells some stories of a scrutinized financial relationship with the Clinton campaign and she brings up that she seriously considered removing Clinton from the ballot and replacing her with Vice President Joe Biden.
“Why am I supposed to be the only person that is unable to tell my story,” she asked.
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Brazile became the DNC chair after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz left over emails that were leaked showing that the Democrats were leaning towards Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Though there have been persistent rumors that the primaries were rigged, Brazile says, “I found no evidence, none whatsoever.”
One of the excerpts of her book that has gotten the most attention is the part where she describes considering replacing Hillary Clinton with Joe Biden after she fainted at the 9/11 Memorial just shortly before the election.
“I didn’t want a Plan B,” Brazile said of the idea. “Plan A was great for me. I supported Hillary and I wanted her to win, but we were under pressure.”
In the end, that plan, which included Sen. Corey Booker as the potential Vice President, was never executed.
“The bottom line is she resumed campaigning,” she stated. “I went on TV to say the campaign was back on track.”
Brazile was the DNC into February. At that time, she was replaced by Tom Perez who has said recently that the idea that Clinton wasn’t well enough to complete the campaign was “ludicrous.”
Perez went on to say, “I have great respect for Donna… she’s done a lot for the party.”