Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBipartisan group of lawmakers intention to reform US sugar program Schumer: Dems need DACA repair in authorities spending invoice The Hill interview — DNC chief: I got here right here to win elections MORE (D-Mbad.) in a brand new interview appeared to stroll again her declare that final 12 months’s Democratic main was rigged, suggesting as a substitute that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) confirmed “some bias” however that the choice course of had been “fair.”
“I agree with what Donna Brazile has said over the last few days; that while there was some bias at the DNC, the overall 2016 primary process was fair and Hillary made history,” Warren mentioned in a Wednesday interview with MbadStay.
Her remarks contrasted with what she advised CNN’s Jake Tapper final week. Pressed by Tapper about whether or not she believed the first had been rigged in then-candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton5 takeaways from the Virginia governor’s race Dems mull mbadive modifications after Brazile bombshell Dem ousts incumbent Republican in Manchester mayoral race MORE‘s favor, Warren responded: “Yes.”
A spokeswoman for Warren’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to The Hill’s request for remark.
Former interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile raised a firestorm final week after Politico printed an excerpt from her upcoming guide, through which she claimed she had discovered proof the Clinton marketing campaign had mounted the Democratic nomination system within the candidate’s favor.
Brazile mentioned she found an settlement between the DNC and the Clinton marketing campaign that instructed the nomination was mounted lengthy earlier than the previous secretary of State would grow to be the social gathering’s official nominee, tilting the scales away from Clinton’s rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders5 takeaways from the Virginia governor’s race Bill de Blasio reelected NYC mayor Dems mull mbadive modifications after Brazile bombshell MORE (I-Vt.).
“If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity,” Brazile wrote within the excerpt.
Following the publication of the excerpt, Brazile dismissed ideas that the nominating course of was “rigged.”
“I found no evidence, none, whatsoever,” Brazile advised ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, including that she didn’t consider Warren “meant the the word ‘rigged.'”
“The solely factor I discovered, which I mentioned, I discovered the most cancers, however I’m not killing the affected person, was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from operating its personal operation,” she continued.
Clinton on Wednesday weighed in on the claims, saying Brazile’s controversial remarks concerning the social gathering’s presidential main “simply wasn’t the case.”
“I didn’t know what she was referring to because, as has now come out, that just wasn’t the case,” Clinton mentioned throughout an look on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”