Donna Brazile Doubles Down on Telling RNC Chair to 'Go to Hell'

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Posted: Mar 09, 2020 9:50 AM
Donna Brazile Doubles Down on Telling RNC Chair to 'Go to Hell'

Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile has "no regrets" about her controversial appearance on Fox News last week when she told the RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to "go to hell."

"I have absolutely no regrets about the point I was making regarding McDaniel’s claims," Brazile wrote in a Fox News op-ed this weekend. "I do regret that my strong language – rather than the important point I was trying to make – became the focus of media attention.

"And I regret that some felt I was attacking the chairwoman personally. I wasn’t."

Brazile claims she was just trying to correct the record after McDaniel claimed that the Democratic Party was (again) trying to rig the presidential nominating process against Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

Some pundits noted how odd it was for Brazile to so vigorously defend the DNC, when she was the one to expose the party's obvious bias against Bernie in 2016. In fact, she wrote a whole book about it. In one excerpt of Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, Brazile details a joint fundraising agreement the DNC had with Hillary Clinton that essentially allowed the candidate to "control" the DNC's money. It was just one of several DNC decisions that left Bernie Sanders in the dark.

The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical. 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 has another bone to pick with McDaniel, accusing the GOP leader and other spokespeople of trying to erase President Obama's history by touting the record low black unemployment numbers under President Trump.

"Black unemployment is low thanks to Barack Obama," Brazile recently told an audience.

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"That's why the other day I had to tell that woman to 'go to hell,'" she explained. "Don't tell me my facts. I know my facts!"

By the way, this was Brazile's opening paragraph in her Fox op-ed. Spot the contradiction.

I don’t wish hell on anybody. Right now, I’m doing my darnedest to avoid it for all of us. But I recently garnered media attention for saying during an appearance on Fox News Channel that Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel could “go to hell.”