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

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Dem lawmaker wants briefing on major chip vulnerabilities Week ahead: Tech giants to testify on extremist content 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 ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) 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) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE (I-Vt.).

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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.”