Democratic operatives made fun of a black woman’s name in an email chain recently leaked by the website Wikileaks.
An email with Scott Comer, the finance chief of staff and LGBT finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Zachary Allen with the firm TIPAH Consulting, makes fun of LaQueenia Gibson’s name. Gibson is an executive assistant for the company Haddad Brands.“LaQueenia is a NAME!” Allen wrote to Comer in May, 2016. “I’m sorry, boo. I hope you got a raise with this title.”
Allen is a Democratic campaign consultant who has been paid thousands of dollars by the DNC. A Federal Election Commission (FEC) report for 2015 shows Allen was paid $10,500 for “Fundraising Consulting” in September, 2015. The email was reported earlier on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s website.
Allen’s remarks were in response to an email from Comer saying “just kill me now.” Comer was commenting on an email sent from Rob Smith, the chief product officer at Haddad.
“I’m encouraging a phone call next week,” Smith wrote in May, 2016. “There has been some shift in leadership and I’d like for us to be aligned on next steps. After seeing a few emails, I’m not sure that we are all on the same page. I’m going to have LaQueenia send out some options for next week. Hopefully we can all get on the phone and reenergize this event.”
The email is just one of 20,000 recently released by Wikileaks ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which kicked off Monday.
Update: Allen is also the DNC’s finance chair.
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