Former Democratic Party boss Donna Brazile’s forthcoming book fueled new turmoil on Monday as another excerpt showed her taking aim at Hillary Clinton’s campaign, this time leveling allegations of sexism against the campaign’s top male lieutenants.
The Huffington Post reported on the passage, in which Brazile complained about her treatment by campaign manager Robby Mook and his team.
The two supposedly were at odds over Mook’s refusal to let her hire a temporary CEO when she took over the Democratic National Committee on an interim basis.
Describing a tense conference call on the matter, Brazile reportedly wrote: “I have worked with men all my life in politics and I can sense when they get to this part about not being able to deal with a woman. This is not a racial thing. This was a gender thing.”
She also reportedly wrote that she interjected during the call to say: “You know, this does not feel like a negotiation to me. This feels like power and control. Gentlemen, let’s just put our d—- out on the table and see who’s got the bigger one, because I know mine is bigger than all of yours.”
Despite Brazile’s complaints about the campaign’s attitude toward women, Mook had some women on his team and reportedly liked Brazile’s choice for DNC CEO.