Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Friday morning that the allegations the party rigged the primary for Hillary Clinton are 100 percent false.
“Did the DNC fail Democrats by nature of — I mean, they cleared the field for Hillary,” Ruhle first posed to Dean. “They served her up on a silver platter and gave Democrats very little other choice. I mean, Bernie Sanders came out of nowhere.”
“That is not true,” the failed presidential candidate responded. “They did not clear the field. The DNC doesn’t have the power to clear the field.”
“It was a great race,” he continued, apparently oblivious to the mountain of evidence making the exact opposite argument. “Hillary Clinton won it for a variety of reasons. Bernie, I think, contributed an enormous amount to the party and I’m very glad he ran.”
[dcquiz] “To say the DNC may have tried to clear the field — They don’t have that much clout in the presidential race.”
On Thursday, Dean argued that following Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump, the DNC needs a new strategy and new leader.
Further, he added that while he might not be the hero the DNC deserves, he’s certainly the the hero they need right now.
The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 10, 2016