Timothy M. Kaine

Witcover: Thank goodness Donna Brazile's crackpot scheme never came to pass

Witcover: Thank goodness Donna Brazile's crackpot scheme never came to pass

You may think politics in Washington is beyond the pale now. But imagine if Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, had followed through on her notion of removing Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee in 2016 and replacing her with then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Ms. Brazile, in a newly published memoir, describes Ms. Clinton's brief fainting spell and reported case of pneumonia during the campaign as grounds to depose her as the party nominee. The author writes that the DNC charter empowered her, in the event a nominee became disabled, to initiate a complicated removal process.

Even if Ms. Brazile had had the power to do so...

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