New tell-all details election controversy


Former DNC chair Donna Brazile being interviewed by Fox anchor Tucker Carlson.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

     And yet another blow to the Democratic Party arises. Donna Brazile, former chairwoman of the DNC (Democratic National Convention), released her new book, titled Hacks. In her new book, she talks about her time leading the DNC, along with controversial policies and events surrounding disgraced candidate Hillary Clinton.


     In her new tell-all, she criticizes Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Brazile referred to these three as the “titanic egos” within the party. She accused Obama of only caring about his own image, and using the party to fund his own interests. She also claimed that Obama left the party in debt. Which brings us to Clinton.


     Hillary Clinton’s campaign had an agreement with the party signed in August 2015 that Clinton would bail the Democratic Party out of its debt in exchange for being given input on the party’s finances and being allowed to pick who to hire for the DNC’s staff. The thing that really casts a shadow on the party and Clinton’s campaign is that giving control of the money to Clinton essentially prevented any of the other Democrats from winning the primary, including Bernie Sanders. The Clinton campaign “rigged” the primary in her favor.


     Brazile also claimed that during her time as chairwoman, she considered replacing Clinton with a ticket of Joe Biden with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker as his running mate after Clinton’s infamous collapse at the 9/11 memorial in New York City. But Brazile decided to keep Clinton-Kaine as the nominated campaign, a move that in hindsight cost the Democrats the presidential election.


     And former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in the middle of all this. Brazile claimed that Schultz did nothing to stop the suspicious actions surrounding Clinton’s campaign because “she liked the power and perks of being a chair, but not the responsibilities.” Wasserman Schultz resigned from the position after email leaks from within the party revealed that they had backed Clinton the whole time dating back to 2014, and that no one within the party really took the Sanders campaign seriously.