Donna Brazile, the interim head of the Democratic National Committee, received a very chilly welcome after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race to Donald Trump.
Brazile replaced Debbie Wasserman-Schultz after Schultz was revealed to have given preferential treatment to Clinton against her rival, Senator Bernard Sanders, during the presidential primary. Schultz was found guilty of conspiring against Sanders in a series of leaked emails and promptly resigned.
Brazile, who was appointed as her temporary replacement until the March election to appoint a permanent leader, has been hit with similar charges of corruption as more emails revealed Brazile had leaked debate questions to Clinton. Brazile lost her job as a CNN contributor after CNN discovered she had been secretly giving information to Clinton's campaign.
During a staff meeting, insiders at the DNC confirmed to The Huffington Post that Brazile was interrupted by a man identified only as 'Zach,' who shouted about her lack of trustworthiness.
"Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?" the young man yelled at her. "You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself."
Zach apparently went on to tell Brazile she was "part of the problem" and that the actions of herself and Schultz have imperiled the future of the planet, and by extension, of humanity.
"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," Zach said, before gathering his things and leaving the building.
When asked for comment, Brazile replied in an email to the Huffington Post, "I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings."
Zach is not the only person to feel betrayed by the DNC, with many tweeting their frustrations in the wake of the presidential loss.
Your lies, deception, and shilling elected Trump president @donnabrazile. Delete your account and retire.— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) November 10, 2016
The Democratic party is definitely on the brink of a shake-up, if not an outright collapse after the loss of their candidate. Republican politicians were equally resistant to the election of Trump, an outsider who won popular appeal with his anti-government rhetoric. Arguably, the success of Senator Sanders was also his anti-establishment message. This public outcry for significant change is a trend both political parties ignore to their own detriment if they want to survive in the future.
Whether Brazile will go on to govern the DNC remains to be seen. Representative Keith Ellison has captured the attention of many Americans as a possible substitute and has even been endorsed by Sanders. Ellison may appeal to Democrats like Zach who feel disenfranchised by the party that seemingly turned a deaf ear to the will of the people.
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