Donna Brazile, the previous interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stated Sunday that she hopes she contributes “to the healing” of the Democratic Party amid controversy over her new guide.
“I hope I contribute to the healing of our party,” Brazile stated on MSNBC on Sunday. “I want us to run campaigns in all 50 states, and if my book allows us run campaigns in all 50 states, great. If my book allows us to invest in candidates in down ballots races in Kansas and Georgia, Montana — great.”
In her guide, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile writes critically of a fundraising deal that she says allowed Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign to affect the get together’s funds earlier than Clinton gained the nomination. It additionally left the door open for different candidates to make comparable preparations.
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Brazile stated the deal, made in 2015 earlier than she turned interim chairwoman, affected her means to badist Democratic candidate sin down poll races.
“It impeded our ability to do our job as the party — the party’s job is not just t elect the president, which we supported 100 percent, but also Democrats up and down the ballot,” she stated on Sunday.
Brazile claimed that it led the DNC to deal with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unfairly in the course of the primaries however has harbaded in current days that she discovered no proof the Democratic primaries had been rigged.
The Sanders marketing campaign later signed its personal joint fundraising settlement with the DNC however didn’t use it.
Some excerpts of the guide have drawn criticism from different Democrats and supporters of Clinton and her marketing campaign. In one part Brazile writes she thought-about changing Clinton because the get together’s presidential nominee after Clinton appeared unsteady and stumbled throughout final 12 months’s Sept. 11 memorial service in New York City.
That revelation prompted former Clinton marketing campaign officers to jot down in a letter that they had been “shocked to be taught the information that Donna Brazile actively thought-about overturning the need of the Democratic voters by trying to switch Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine because the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees.”
They additionally took concern along with her descriptions of the marketing campaign, writing, “we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book.”