On Tuesday, former DNC head Donna Brazile told RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to “go to hell” for saying that the Democratic Party is trying to rig the primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Later, McDaniel responded to Brazile’s comments, saying she was “out of line.”
“It’s never fun to have your teenagers come home from school and say, ‘Hey mom you’re trending on social media because some woman said you should go to heck,’ but that being said, politics is a contact sport, and I think she was out of line with her response,” said McDaniel, as reported by the Washington Examiner. “Of course, we all recognize that the Democrats did put their thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton in 2016 because of Donna, because of the book that she wrote, she exposed that.”
“I felt very in my lane saying that this is happening. I don’t think it’s something we can’t discuss, and I think her response was a little out of line and disproportionate to my comments earlier today,” added McDaniel.
On Tuesday, Brazile not only told McDaniel to “go to hell,” but also accused her and the Republicans of repeating “Russian talking points” in order to divide the Democrats.
“And for people to use Russian talking points to sew division among Americans that is stupid. So, Ronna, go to hell,” Brazile exclaimed, prompting some pushback from the hosts. “No, go to hell. I’m tired of it. We are not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee. If you have the delegates and win, you will win. This notion that somehow Democrats are out there trying to put hurdles or roadblocks before one candidate. That’s stupid.”
As to why Republicans were pushing this alleged narrative, Brazile said that the GOP is “scared” of the Democrats uniting to defeat President Trump in November while accusing them of practicing “foreign interference” by repeating “Russian talking points.”
“I know what’s going on, they are scared of Democrats coming together to defeat Donald Trump,” she said. “They need to be focusing on what we are focusing on in the Democratic Party, and that is preventing foreign interference in our election. Stop using Russian talking points, Madame chairwoman. Stop using it. It pisses me off.”
Later on Tuesday, Brazile said that she was speaking “truth to power.”
“Let me just say this: As long as I’m alive, I’m going to speak truth to power,” she said. “And I want to make sure that the chairwoman – I know what her job is like – but I want her to understand, to respect the process on the Democratic side … Democracy is messy, but do not tell the world that the Democratic Party is trying to rig it for one candidate.”
On Wednesday morning, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Brazile said she was a “bad girl” and a “hot sister.”
“Now, let me just say this because I don’t want to be a bad girl today,” Brazile said Wednesday morning. “I was a bad girl yesterday because you know I’m a hot sister.”