Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile tells critics to ‘go to hell’
Donna Brazile isn’t backing down.
The former Democratic National Committee chief says those who want her to stop talking about the 2016 election can “go to hell.”
“I’m going to tell my story,” Brazile told ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday. “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.”
The ex-DNC chair has come under fire by some critics for her tell-all book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.”
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The 288-page tome features stories of a scrutinized financial relationship with Hillary Clinton’s campaign as well as Brazile’s plot to swap the former secretary of state for Vice President Joe Biden.
“Why am I supposed to be the only person that is unable to tell my story,” she said.
Brazile took over the DNC in late July 2016 from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) after leaked emails showed the group was leaning toward Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.).
But Brazile, speaking to ABC News on Sunday, said there were no signs the organization altered any of the primary races
“I found no evidence, none whatsoever” of election rigging, Brazile told “This Week.”
She also discussed an excerpt of her book detailing contingency plans to replace Clinton with Biden after she fainted at the 9/11 Memorial just weeks before the election.
“I didn’t want a Plan B,” Brazile said of the plot. “Plan A was great for me. I supported Hillary and I wanted her to win, but we were under pressure.”
Ultimately, she said, her idea of a Biden ticket with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) never came to be.
“The bottom line is she resumed campaigning,” she said. “I went on TV to say the campaign was back on track.”
Brazile ran the DNC into February, when she was replaced by former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
The new DNC chair, appearing on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” called the idea that Clinton wasn’t physically well enough to finish out the campaign “ludicrous.”
"I have great respect for Donna... she's done a lot for the party,” Perez said.