Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel went on Fox News on Wednesday to complain that former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile was “out of line” for telling her to “go to hell” during a segment on the TV network the day before.
“It’s never fun to have your teenager come from school and tell you you’re trending social media because some woman said you should ‘go to heck,’ ” the GOP chairwoman said Wednesday. “That being said, politics is a contact sport.”
During a panel discussion about Super Tuesday and how it may forecast the Democratic Convention, McDaniel said that in the scenario of a brokered convention, it “will be rigged against Bernie (Sanders) if those superdelegates have their way on that second vote.”
Brazile immediately fired back, aggressively defending the party’s nomination process, ultimately telling McDaniel to “go to hell” and calling her criticism “Russian talking points.”
McDaniel said she was referring to a New York Times report from last week that showed some of the party’s superdelegates are considering voting against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if no candidate gets the 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination outright.
“You’ve seen the Democrats change their debate process to include Bloomberg on the stage, and you’ve seen the concerted effort by the establishment Democrats to go after Bernie Sanders,” McDaniel said. “And you know who is saying that the most? Bernie Sanders.
“So, I felt very in my lane saying this is happening. I don’t think it’s something we can’t discuss and I think her response was a little bit out of line and disproportionate.”
Whether Donna Brazile likes it or not, Establishment Democrats are going after Bernie.
Nearly 100 superdelegates (party elites) told @NYTimes they won’t support him.
The DNC changed the debate criteria for Bloomberg.
Those are not “Russian talking points,” they are facts! pic.twitter.com/C6qn09b54g
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 4, 2020
Sanders saw his frontrunner status fall as former Vice President Joe Biden surged on Tuesday with surprise wins in a number of states after other candidates left the race earlier this week.
Sanders took Tuesday’s top prize, winning in California, but Biden has taken the overall delegate lead after winning in states like Texas, Alabama and Virginia.