DNC Communications Director: “We Are Not Officially Nominating Joe Biden”
It seemed that the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden is not the only one among the entire Democratic party, who have experienced a lack of judgment.
In a media interview, DNC Communication Director, Xochitl Hinojosa, caused confusion when she claimed that the Democratic conventions must push through since they are not “officially” nominating Biden.
During her media appearance for Fox News, the show’s anchor Bill Hemmer asked Hinojosa if there is a possibility that a Democratic convention would not take place, or if it would in a “virtual sense.” The DNC Communications Director responded that a convention had to take place, “because we are not officially nominating Joe Biden in order to take Donald Trump.” She continued that their “business” has to happen.
Before the onset of the deadly Chinese virus, the DNC convention was in full swing. However, because of its communicable nature, the DNC was forced to move the party’s convention from July to August. On Tuesday, the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee allowed the convention organizers in Milwaukee to hold an event.
The DNC Chair Tom Perez explained that their plan is to ensure that every delegate can cast their nomination, without having to put themselves at risk, whether it might be in person or other alternative means that are allowed under social distancing guidelines.
Hinojosa has yet to clarify her statements.
Unfortunately, the Communications Director is not the only one among the long list of Dem officials who had enjoyed a few slips or two. On Wednesday, a top Biden aide blasted CBS News correspondent, Catherine Herridge, for releasing a public memo from acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The memo contained the list of names of top Obama officials who were responsible for “unmasking” communications between then-incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The memo was a part of the evidence that has been declassified earlier this week and was sent to the members of the Senate.
Herridge’s move did not sit well, particularly among members of Biden’s campaign team. Andrew Bates, the Democratic nominee’s rapid response director, lambasted the correspondent. He described Herridge as a “partisan” and a “rightwing hack.” Bates also brought back Herridge’s previous job as a Fox News reporter, saying that she acts as a “regular conduit for conservative media manipulation ploys because she agrees to publicize things before contacting the target to ask for comment.” The Biden official had since deleted his tweet.
Andrew Bates deleted the tweet. pic.twitter.com/zElvDs56em— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 13, 2020
In another official statement, Bates condemned the memo as another “lame” attempt from President Donald Trump to “manipulate” the public and veer them away from what he considered as “the worst public crisis in 100 years”.
.@JoeBiden camp responds to "unmasking" list: "These documents simply indicate the breadth and depth of concern across the American govt...over intelligence reports of Michael Flynn’s attempts to undermine ongoing American national security policy" via @AndrewBatesNC pic.twitter.com/bNl9Fp5JH1— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) May 13, 2020
Even other left-wing journalists such as CNN’s Jake Tapper condemned Bate’s accusatory message. Most importantly, his comments came after Biden promised that there would be no “media bullying” if he is to win the presidency. In fact, the former Vice-president expressed his support for the media establishment by stating that “free press” is an essential part of a “free society”.