DNC chair Donna Brazile is facing criticism for her role in the Democratic Party’s failure to stop Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination last year.
Brazile was fired in a bombshell move this month and is now facing a number of questions from Republicans over the timing of her departure, including one question from the House Judiciary Committee about her role during the Democratic National Convention last summer.
Briefly, Brazile was the DNC chairwoman when she was fired by the party on July 27, 2016.
She was replaced by Donna Brazill, who served as interim chairwoman and then chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Brazil’s job as interim chairman was to oversee a group of party officials and officials within the DNC to coordinate with the party to defeat Donald Trump.
During the convention, some in the party feared that the Trump campaign would win the nomination outright and use it to run in the 2020 election, and that this would create an opening for Hillary Clinton to win the presidency in 2020.
While the DNC did not make an official announcement about Brazile’s exit until Monday, Brazil’s role as interim DNC chair and her relationship with the DNC, which were already strained, were highlighted in a letter sent by Republican Rep. Peter Roskam to Brazile on Monday.
Roskam, who has led the House investigation into the DNC’s conduct, said he wanted to know whether Brazile told her colleagues that the DNC had made a mistake.
He said the answer to this question is no.
“I know you were the one who made the call that the convention had been called off,” Roskams letter reads.
“Your decision to suspend the convention and suspend the proceedings as soon as possible was the right one, but it is difficult to imagine why you would have believed that this was a mistake, given your previous statements and your record of good judgment.”
As you know, the Democratic convention is not a day-to-day thing.
I have no doubt that the decision to postpone the convention was a decision made by you and your team and that it was a reasonable one,” Rosks letter reads, adding that he wants to know if Brazile gave any indication to her colleagues about what happened.”
It is clear to me that you did not tell your team that this decision was made because you were worried about the impact on the 2020 campaign, and this was not the first time that the party has had a crisis of confidence about the Trump-Clinton ticket, so why did you do this now?
“The letter also asked if Braziles told her staff that she wanted to see the convention canceled or to be replaced with someone else.
The letter did not address what role Brazile played in the DNC losing the convention.
Roskos letter was signed by other members of the House Committee, including Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who said Brazile should resign for her actions.”
The committee should not accept the resignation of a person who has never been in office,” King said in a statement.
Bosnia was fired from the DNC on July 28, 2016, after the Democratic party failed to stop Trump from becoming the presumptive nominee.
The DNC has denied that Brazile made any decision to halt the convention or to replace Brazill.”
While Donna was the interim chair of the DCCC, she served as the head of the national field operations team, coordinating the party with key constituencies and supporters to win in key states. “
Her departure was not based on a disagreement with her leadership or any perceived conflict of interest.”
“While Donna was the interim chair of the DCCC, she served as the head of the national field operations team, coordinating the party with key constituencies and supporters to win in key states.
She was also in charge of coordinating with the Democratic Governors Association, which coordinated the party and state parties throughout the primary,” the DNC said.
Brigitte Gabriel, the first woman to serve as the Democratic chairwoman, was also fired by her party on March 1, 2020.
Gabriel served as DNC chair for six years and is one of the few female leaders in the history of the party.
She also served as a former secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.
Gabes statement on the DNC firing came just a day after former President Joe Biden said in an interview with CNN that he was not surprised that the Democratic leadership was not able to stop the convention from happening.
“This is a pretty simple thing.
It’s just the nature of how politics works,” Biden said on “New Day.”
“I know that Donna is an experienced Democratic chairperson, and I’m sure that she knew that this convention was going to be in jeopardy.
I don’t know why she didn’t do it sooner.”
Biden’s comments came in response to a question about whether the DNC should have suspended the convention after Brazile had been fired.
You know, I don.
I think it would have been good for the party,