(FoxBusiness.com) Donna Brazile’s bombshell revelations over election rigging during last year’s Democratic primary sparked a heated debate between FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo and Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez during an interview on “Mornings with Maria” on Wednesday.
Bartiromo scolded the former labor secretary for not speaking with Bernie Sanders since Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the DNC, made the allegations.
Perez tried to shift the focus from the claims to the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey.
“Maria, I have been out on the stump campaigning for people. I have been focused on the future, I was helping Democrats win in Virginia,” he said.
“Don’t you think you owe him a phone call? Does somebody owe Bernie Sanders a phone call since now we know what took place and everything was rigged and you were behind Hillary Clinton when in fact he could have actually fairly got on the nomination and didn’t?” charged Bartiromo.
Perez quickly responded, “You know Maria, we are all focused on winning elections. We are focused on the future here.”
“Right. So is Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders’ hopes were dashed because it was rigged. So you haven’t spoken to Bernie Sanders—okay,” responded Bartiromo.
Perez pushed back and questioned Bartiromo on whether the interview was a “lecture or a Q&A.”
Bartiromo reassured Perez that it was a back and forth, but pressed him on whether Sanders would have gotten the nomination if former Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were neutral….