Donna Brazile took a subtle swipe at California's most prominent Democratic lawmakers during an event in San Francisco on Thursday.
Following her bombshell allegations and insights in a new memoir concerning the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic primary during the 2016 campaign, Brazile said new faces would do the party good.
"I don’t want the Dianne Feinsteins and the Nancy Pelosis of the world to leave the room, I want them to just scoot over, make room," Brazile said, according to quotes tweeted by Casey Tolan, who writes for the Bay Area News Group.
Brazile says Dem party needs fresh blood. "I don’t want the Dianne Feinstein’s and the Nancy Pelosi’s of the world to leave the room, I want them to just scoot over, make room."— Casey Tolan (@caseytolan) November 10, 2017
Fienstein is a senator while Pelosi is the House minority leader and leading Democratic fundraiser.
Critiquing both major political parties, Brazile said they are "becoming less and less relevant ... they have become ATM’s now for special interests, and I am bothered by that."
The former DNC head is currently on a speaking tour after the release of her memoir this week, titled, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.
Brazile wrote a number of shocking revelations about her experiences in 2016, including accusing Hillary Clinton's campaign of treating her like a "slave," expressing concerns about Russian interference, and detailing her consideration of replacing Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden as the party's presidential nominee after a health scare. Perhaps most notably, she described how the Clinton campaign struck a deal with the DNC which looked like an "unethical" takeover.
Dozens of members of Clinton's campaign signed on to a letter over the weekend pushing back on Brazile's claims, saying, "We do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book." Other critics have accused her of trying to gin up interest in order to sell books.
Brazile shared on Thursday a brusque rebuke to Democratic colleagues who are unhappy with her book.
"So what, no gumbo for them," she told a crowd at an event at the Commonwealth Club.
Repeating what she has said since the first excerpts of her memoir were published, Brazile said in San Francisco that she "found no evidence that the primary was rigged" to favor Clinton over rival Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont.
But, she touched on the paranoia she described in her book, saying, "There was not one night we could sit in the DNC headquarters without fearing for our lives and our safety."