DNC Head Donna Brazile Wanted To Replace Hillary Clinton With Joe Biden
Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) head Donna Brazile reveals in her new book that she considered replacing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with then-Vice President Biden after Clinton had a fainting spell on Sept. 11, 2016.
Brazile writes that Clinton’s campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure,” notes The Washington Post.
In her book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile recalled that she considered Biden and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey to replace Clinton and Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia:
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, who headed Al Gore’s failed 2000 presidential campaign, claimed that Clinton was a well-intentioned candidate, but had a badly mismanaged campaign that felt like “someone had died.”
Brazile also said Clinton made mistakes with “stiff” and “stupid” messages.
Brazile also claimed that Clinton’s top aides often disrespected her and recalled that she told three senior campaign officials, Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng in a phone call:
I’m not Patsey the slave. Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!