Donna Brazile Gets Emotional Discussing Seth Rich Murder: ‘Don’t Make Me Cry’

Most of the attention on former DNC chair Donna Brazile‘s book promotion tour has been focused on her comments alluding to a rigged Democratic primary. But another subject which hasn’t been asked about nearly as much caused the one-time head of the Democratic party to get emotional during an interview Thursday.

Appearing by phone on SiriusXM’s Make It Plain with host Mark Thompson, Brazile spoke about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich — whose death has been the subject of many conspiracy theories on the right. Brazile’s voice wavered as she reflected on her relationship with the slain staffer.

“He was my child,” Brazile said. “I loved him. He worked in the voting rights division, I was the vice chair over that division. He was one of two staff people. I love him, I miss him. He was a patriot. And I hope to God we find out who murdered Seth Rich.”

Host Mark Thompson followed up by noting that Brazile wrote in her book that she feels responsible for Rich’s death.

“Because he was my child,” Brazile said.

She added, “Don’t make me cry this morning.”

Brazile clarified what she meant by calling Rich her child — as she got a bit choked up.

“I have been in politics all my adult life, the only children I have are the children that I have hired,” Brazile said. “They’re my children.”

Watch above, via SiriusXM

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