Brazile didn't tell Biden he was her pick to replace Clinton

Brazile didn't tell Biden he was her pick to replace Clinton

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said on Sunday that she did not inform former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOvernight Tech: FCC won't delay net neutrality vote | Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices | Biden scolds social media firms over transparency Medicaid funds shouldn't be used to subsidize state taxes on health care Biden hits social media firms over lack of transparency MORE (D) that he was her pick to replace presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE if the Democratic Party needed “a plan B.”

“So how serious was this?  You write that you got a call from Vice President Biden at the time.  Did you mention this to the vice president?” ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Brazile on "This Week."

"No, I did not,” Brazile replied.

“I mean, look, everybody was called in to see, do you know anything?  How is she doing?” Brazile continued.

“And of course my job at the time, George, was to reassure people, not just the vice president, but also reassure the Democratic Party, the members of party, that Hillary was doing fine and that she would resume her campaign the following week.”

Brazile in a forthcoming book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in the White House,” describes concerns over Clinton’s health during the campaign, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

In an excerpt published in Politico last week, Brazile disclosed her discovery of an agreement between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the joint fundraising committee that provided the campaign with “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.” 

Former Clinton staffers have pushed back on the disclosure from Brazile, saying they "do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book."

The revelation from the upcoming book reignited criticism from supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (I-Vt.), who unsuccessfully ran against Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary.