Donna Brazile says people who want her to 'shut up' can 'go to hell'
Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against the in her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to "go to hell."
"For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple of months ago, you know what I tell them, 'Go to hell.' I’m going to tell my story," she said on ABC "This Week" on Sunday.
“Because this is a story of a young girl who started in American politics at the age of 9, who continues to fight each and every week of her life,” she added.
In an excerpt of her book, published this week in Politico, Brazile writes of a fundraising deal that she says allowed Clinton’s campaign to influence the party's finances before she won the nomination. It also left the door open for other candidates to make similar arrangements.
Brazile wrote she was stunned to find out about the agreement. She said the agreement was a "cancer" on the party and claimed led the DNC to treat Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unfairly during the primaries.
The Sanders' campaign later signed its own joint fundraising agreement with the DNC, but did not use it.
Brazile added Sunday that she found no evidence the party’s primaries were “rigged” against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"I found no evidence, none whatsoever" that the Democratic primaries were “rigged” against Sanders, she said. Clinton won 16.8 million votes to Sanders 13.2 million in the primaries.
Brazile writes in her book that she considered replacing as the party’s presidential nominee after Clinton appeared and unsteady and stumbled during last year’s September 11 memorial service in New York City.