Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile said she experienced sexism from Hillary Clinton’s top male aides and that it prompted her to tell them to put their “dicks out on the table and see who’s got the bigger one, because “I know mine is bigger than all of yours,’” during a conference call, according to her upcoming book Hacks.
“You know, this does not feel like a negotiation to me,” Brazile reportedly writes in her book about the incident, according to the Huffington Post. “This feels like power and control. Gentlemen, let’s just put our dicks out on the table and see who’s got the bigger one, because I know mine is bigger than all of yours.”
The book reportedly says all of Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook’s top aides were men: “The young men that surrounded Robby Mook ― and they were all men in his inner circle ― had mastered a cool and removed style of politics.” However, the Huffington Post notes that Mook’s chief of staff, campaign chief operating officer, communications director, and rapid response director were women.
The book also details how Brazile created an emergency plan to replace Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden after her deteriorating health condition came to light. Clinton fainted during a 9/11 memorial, reportedly due to pneumonia.
Hacks also revealed how the Democratic Party rigged the nomination to provide Clinton with more access and clout than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in exchange for fundraising assistance to help raise the Democratic Party out of debt. Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz oversaw this.
Mook reportedly shot back at Brazile’s suggestion that the headquarters was run by a boys’ club and that it was less accepting of female leadership. During an interview with CNN’s “New Day” Monday morning saying, “We certainly don’t recognize the campaign she describes. We also don’t recall some of the events she said happened.”
We don’t recognize a lot of the situations and certainly the tone and tenor of the campaign. This was a hard-working group of wonderful people. She claims that the leadership of the campaign was all male. I’ll tell that you is absolutely false. It’s demeaning to our communications director, our digital director, our political director, our chief operating officer, my own chief of staff. Women were integral to the leadership of our campaign.