- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Democratic National Committee’s search for a new chair includes a candidate who says that it is her job to “shut other white people down” when they deny possessing racial prejudice.

Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho Democratic Party executive director, joined other candidates vying for the coveted job at a George Washington University forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday to make their case. Ms. Brown garnered a round a applause for her racially charged pitch to attendees.

“My job is to listen and be a voice, and my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” Ms. Brown said, Fox News reported Tuesday. “My job is to shut other white people down when they want to say, ‘Oh no I’m not prejudiced, I’m a Democrat, I’m accepting.’ […] My job is to make sure that they get that they have privilege and until we shut our mouths and we listen to those people who don’t and we lift our people up so that we all have equity in this country … we’re not going to break through this.”

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to the presentation by saying that he hopes she wins the role.

“Make her chairman, please. Whoever you people in the committee are who vote,” Mr. Limbaugh said Tuesday. “She has the endorsement of the EIB network and Rush Limbaugh personally. […] Please do it.”

Monday’s forum was hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

Other famous famous faces making a case for the job included New Hampshire Party Chairman Ray Buckley; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota; strategist Jehmu Greene; South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison; and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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