Fox News contributor Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileDebt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again Obesity treatment can save thousands — if Medicare decides to fund it It's time to own our mistakes and look to the future in Afghanistan MORE late Tuesday addressed an on-air blowup directed at Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, with the former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman describing herself as a "forgiving kind of person."
“I just want to say that your tone has changed a little bit. You came in here a little bit hot and bothered, and you were spicy today," anchor Bret Baier said to Brazile during the network's coverage of Super Tuesday results. "And you had a little dust-up with Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielBiden says infrastructure bills must pass at 'inflection point' for US GOP opens Hispanic community center in border town as part of Latino outreach Biden hasn't visited the border in over a decade — his policies show it MORE. Can you just explain that?”
“I must tell you the secret, I'm a forgiving kind of person," Brazile replied before thanking several veteran members of the Fox News team for speaking to her after her earlier remarks went viral.
"I want to thank Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace on Colin Powell: He was 'very protective' of his reputation Liz Cheney is the Margaret Chase Smith of our time Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year MORE and Brit Hume and Juan Williams. Yes, all three men," she continued. "Juan gave me the fist bump. Chris gave me the talk. And Brit reminded me that, you know, sometimes you don't, you shouldn't call people out right."
"But let me just say this, as long as I'm alive, I'm going to speak truth to power," Brazile added. "And I want to make sure that the chairwoman, I know what her job is like, but I want her to understand, to respect the process on the Democratic side. He knows, Karl and I talk about this all the time. Democracy is messy, but do not tell the world that the Democratic Party is trying to rig it for one candidate. We're trying to make sure everybody gets a delegate."
Earlier Tuesday, Brazile told McDaniel to "go to hell" on two occasions over accusations the Democratic Party was working against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Study finds Pfizer vaccine almost 91 percent effective for 5 to 11 year olds The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (I-Vt.) in his quest for the party's 2020 presidential nomination.
Brazile, who was signed as a Fox News contributor last year, ripped McDaniel on the network's mid-morning program "America's Newsroom" after co-anchor Sandra Smith asked her to respond to McDaniel's earlier remarks that the Democratic presidential race "is leading towards a brokered convention, which will be rigged against Bernie if those superdelegates have their way on that second vote."
Brazile slammed Republicans before going after McDaniel.
“First of all, [Republicans] don’t have a process,” Brazile said. “They are canceling primaries. They have winner-take-all. They don’t have the kind of democracy that we see on the Democratic side.”
“For people to use Russian talking points to sow division among Americans, that is stupid,” she added. “So Ronna, go to hell! This is not about — No, go to hell! I’m tired of it!”
McDaniel later responded on Twitter.
"It’s ok, @donnabrazile, I’d be having a bad day too if my party was still hopelessly divided. Talk of a brokered convention and the DNC trying to stop Bernie obviously hit a little close to home," she wrote.
It’s ok, @donnabrazile.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 3, 2020
I’d be having a bad day too if my party was still hopelessly divided.
Talk of a brokered convention and the DNC trying to stop Bernie obviously hit a little close to home.
Brazile late Tuesday went on to laud former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHow 'Buy American', other pro-US policies can help advocates pass ambitious climate policies Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room MORE's performance on Super Tuesday, which propelled him into the lead in delegates after victories in Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota, among other states. She called his comeback "the most impressive 72 hours I've seen in U.S. politics."