Warner: 'I don't believe the Democratic Party is corrupt'

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerZuckerberg: Maybe tech should face some regulations Dem senator responds to Zuckerberg: 'You need to come' testify Lawmakers zero in on Zuckerberg MORE (D-Va.) on Sunday pushed back against recent claims from former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Donna Brazile that the party’s presidential primary was rigged in Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump can save Republicans and restore sanity to California in 2018 Breitbart News denies readership drop, alt-right label Mellman: The next war MORE’s favor.

“I don’t believe the Democratic Party is corrupt. I believe the Democratic Party is best when it’s forward leaning,” Warner said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”

In her newly released book, Brazile said she discovered evidence showing the Democratic nomination had been rigged to favor Clinton over Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersModerates see vindication in Lipinski’s primary win Sanders: Fox News 'couldn't handle' town hall on economic inequality Mississippi woman appointed to Senate, making Vermont only state to never have female lawmaker MORE (I-Vt.).

Brazile said she learned of an agreement between the DNC and the Clinton campaign that would allow the latter to control the party’s finances and fundraising.

Warner on Sunday downplayed Brazile’s comments, saying he’s focused on supporting Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate in Tuesday’s election for Virginia governor.

“I’ve seen some of the press reports. What I’m a lot more focused on, we’ve got a really critical election coming up in two days in Virginia where we elect a governor,” Warner said. “For a lot of folks in Virginia who are frustrated with what’s going on, particularly from this administration, the most important thing they can do is get out and vote on Tuesday and hopefully elect Ralph Northam governor.”