An upset staffer screamed at the leader of the Democratic National Committee during a large staff meeting following Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing defeat by Donald Trump in the presidential race.
The meeting was meant to rally defeated troops still reeling from the shock that Democratic Party efforts were for naught. The outburst questioned the leader’s integrity and that of the Democratic nominee.
Other staffers supported the outburst. From The Huffington Post:
Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question.
“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 [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”
Loyalist dirty Democrats booed the staffer before he let loose again.
“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “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.”
Other staffers confirmed the account to The Huffington Post, although they told the Huffington Post they knew little about Zach. DNC officials didn’t want to talk about the outburst.
Brazile responded to The Huffington Post only through email: “As you can imagine, the individual involved is a member of the staff and I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings.”
While Brazile didn’t want to talk about the controversy, other staffers let the Huffington Post know some In the room agreed with the anger against DNC leadership.
They noted that he wasn’t alone in his sentiments. Some in the room nodded as he spoke, they said, and after he left, some talked about him being right on some points.
Brazile has been at the center of controversy since taking over for Wasserman Schultz at the DNC. WikiLeaks revealed DNC internal plans to help Clinton win the Democratic nomination which got Wasserman Schultz removed.
Brazile was called out in October after WikiLeaks revealed she forwarded debate questions while at her then strategist position with CNN. The questions were credited with helping Clinton in her primary fight with Bernie Sanders.
One former DNC staffer, speaking anonymously, told The Huffington Post the Democratic Party is at a crossroads.
They have been using the same playbook for decades, and now, they won’t let anyone else come in and change it up. The fact that Democrats just sat through a devastating defeat and now have to trust the leadership that not only contributed to Clinton’s loss, but the crushing 2014 midterm losses, well, what do they expect?
Democrats can expect to face more challenges from more than half the people in the country that the DNC has abused for decades. A nationwide revolt by voters denounced and trounced the DNC candidate.
Americans have spoken and now the liberals are crying while even their fellow leftists cry out against them.