A reported revolt within the Democrat National Committee during its first meeting since Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat Tuesday night.
The Huffington Post reports, Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile was talking to staffers about the need to make sure they do what is needed to ensure Democratic wins in the future, when one young staffer reportedly stood up and said:
“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 — referring to former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz — plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”
The staffer, identified as Zach told Brazile:
“You’re part of the problem. 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.”
According to some in attendance, Brazile attempted to address the young man’s concerns, but he left the room.
The longtime Democratic strategist was thrust into the post back just a day for the Democratic National Convention this summer in a firestorm over leaks of DNC email that showed bias by then-chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz against Bernie Sanders during the presidential primaries.
Most of the 150 people in attendance at the meeting reportedly showed full support for Brazile.
Meantime, Brazile reportedly will not be discussing internal meetings with the press.
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