While in the place of interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile considered replacing Hillary Clinton just after her fainting spell on the campaign. This was written in Brazile’s bombshell memoir.
Per Washington Post:
In an explosive new memoir, Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the process of removing Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City.
Brazile writes that she considered a dozen combinations to replace the nominees and settled on Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), the duo she felt most certain would win over enough working-class voters to defeat Republican Donald Trump. But then, she writes, “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.”
Brazile paints a scathing portrait of Clinton as a well-intentioned, historic candidate whose campaign was badly mismanaged, took minority constituencies for granted and made blunders with “stiff” and “stupid” messages. The campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died.”
Additional to that, Brazile claims that the top aides of Clinton disrespected her regularly and deprived the DNC of funding for voter turnout operations.
The Post received an advance copy of her memoir which is 288 pages and will be released on Tuesday.
Per Daily Wire:
As acting chairwoman of the DNC, Brazile had the power to replace the party’s nominee if they became disabled. Brazile reminded the Clinton campaign of that authority, which was included in the DNC charter.
Clinton’s fainting spell triggered talk inside Democratic circles that Brazile could exercise that authority. She said that Biden’s chief of staff contacted her a day after Clinton passed out.
“Gee, I wonder what he wanted to talk to me about?” she said to herself, she recalls in her book.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, also called, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democratic primary participant, sent an email.
Clinton’s campaign sought to get ahead of a potential end-around. She said that Clinton campaign official Charlie Baker visited her at DNC headquarters to make sure she did not make a drastic move.
Brazile also made mention of the lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton not only on the campaign trail, but also at the campaign headquarters located in Brooklyn.
“Calm and antiseptic, like a hospital,” she said of Clinton headquarters.
“It had that techno-hush, as if someone had died. I felt like I should whisper. Everybody’s fingers were on their keyboards, and no one was looking at anyone else. You half-expected to see someone in a lab coat walk by.”
This shocking memoir comes out on Tuesday. Wonder how Hillary feels about this?