- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile told Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to “go to hell” Tuesday after Ms. McDaniel suggested the Democratic Party was trying to thwart Sen. Bernard Sanders’ chances of becoming the presidential nominee.

Ms. Brazile, a Fox News contributor and former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman, became visibly irate during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” after co-host Sandra Smith asked her to weigh in on comments made earlier on the program by Ms. McDaniel, who said a potential brokered Democratic convention would be “rigged” against the Vermont senator.

“Stay the hell out of our race,” Ms. Brazile responded. “I get sick and tired … of listening to Republicans tell me and the Democrats about our process. First of all, they don’t have a process. They are canceling primaries. They have winner-take-all. They don’t have the kind of democracy that we see on the Democratic side.

“And for people to use Russian talking points to sow division among Americans — that is stupid,” she continued. “So Ronna, go to hell! This is not about—”

“Whoa, whoa,” co-anchor Ed Henry interjected.

“No, go to hell,” Ms. Brazile repeated. “I’m tired of it, Ed.

“We’re not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee,” Ms. Brazile continued. “If you have the delegates and win, you will win. This notion that somehow or another Democrats are out there trying to put hurdles or roadblocks before one candidate, that’s stupid. I know what’s going on. They’re scared of Democrats coming together to defeat Donald Trump.”

Steve Guest, the RNC’s rapid response director, called Ms. Brazile’s comments “disgusting.” Ms. McDaniel joked that her comments hit a “little close to home.”

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