Democratic Party officials held their first post-election meeting on Thursday and it’s safe to say some staffers are still on edge.
According to a report in The Huffington Post, interim chair Donna Brazile was giving an uplifting speech to the 150 people attending when a staffer named “Zach” stood up to ask a question.
“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”
Things got interesting quickly.
“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”
Zach gathered his things and began to walk out. When Brazile called after him, asking where he was going, he told her to go outside and “tell people there” why she should be leading the party.
Brazile and a DNC spokesperson declined to comment about the incident.
“As you can imagine, the individual involved is a member of the staff and I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings,” Brazile told The Huffington Post in an email.