During an interview on CNN, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) agreed with Donna Brazile that the Clinton campaign did rig the Democratic nomination by controlling the DNC.
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Warren said, “Look, this is a real problem, but what we’ve got to do as Democrats now is we’ve got to hold this party accountable. When Tom Perez was first elected chair of the DNC, the very first conversation I had with him is to say you have got to put together a Democratic Party in which everybody can have confidence that the party is working for Democrats rather than Democrats working for the party, and he’s being tested now. This is a test for Tom Perez, and either he’s going to succeed by bringing Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders representatives into the process, and they’re going to say it’s fair. It works. We all believe it, or he’s going to fail, and I very much hope he succeeds. I hope for Democrats everywhere. I hope for Bernie and all of Bernie’s supporters that he is going to succeed.”
When asked if she agreed with the notion that the DNC was rigged. Sen. Warren answered, “Yes.”
There was something very wrong at the DNC. Changing leadership, and hiring all new staff isn’t enough. The mentality of the DNC has to change. The Democratic Party is a big, diverse, open party. The DNC stop being an entity and start being a tool to grow and promote the success of the party. The role of the DNC under Wasserman Schultz changed. Bernie Sanders and his supporters should be welcome in the Democratic Party. They are natural allies of Democrats against Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.
Some Democrats got so caught up in conversations about ideological purity and party control that they forgot about the most important thing.
Democrats and their allies have to form a winning coalition.
Without winning, it party beliefs and control doesn’t matter when Democrats have no power.
Sen. Warren was correct. Democrats need to pull together as one party because a united Democratic Party will be a winning Democratic Party.