Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile said she should have “channeled” former first lady Michelle Obama instead of telling her critics “go to hell” earlier this week after Brazile revealed "proof" that the Hillary Clinton's campaign had made inroads to take over the DNC during the 2016 campaign.
“I want to channel another woman who I admire so much, and that is Michelle Obama, who said when they go low, you go high,” Brazile told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night. “And perhaps what I did on Sunday when I told some of my detractors to go to hell, and as you well know, some of my conservatives know, that I have always had a quick tongue. I’ve told people in the past when I really feel. I should have channeled Michelle and just go higher.”
Brazile cited described in her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, about an agreement she discovered between two Clinton campaign funds and the DNC, in which money would be exchanged for control over DNC finances and strategy.
The allegations in her book have opened up a fresh rift within the party, upsetting some who had supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the primary, while others have called on the party not to re-litigate the 2016 election.
Clinton campaign staffers have written an open letter saying “we do not recognize the campaign she [Brazile] portrays in the book.”
“Finally, we are pretty tired of people who are not part of our campaign telling the world what it was like to be on the inside of our campaign and how we felt,” the letter also said.
In response to her critics, Brazile told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that they can “go to hell.”
“I’m going to tell my story,” she said. “Why am I supposed to be the only person who is unable to tell my story?”