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DNC staffer screams at Donna Brazile during first staff meeting since election and storms out

Interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tensions were understandably high during the first meeting of the Democratic National Committee since the election. What they thought was going to be an easy win — with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton walking into the Oval Office with little trouble — had their hopes and expectations dashed when now President-elect Donald Trump took the victory.

In fact, tensions were so bad that while interim leader of the DNC was giving what was a called a "rip-roaring speech" to around 150 staffers, when one staffer by the name of "Zach" stood up and began asking questions.

“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”

The "friend" Zach was referring to was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was caught actively working to sabotage Senator Bernie Sander's (D-Vt) campaign during the primaries.

According to two witnesses, other staffers began to boo Zach down, but the man continued with some accusations.

“You are part of the problem,” he shouted. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

At that point, Zach collected his belongings and stormed out as Brazile called after him, asking where he was going.

While there was some agreement with Zach's actions in the room, it's reported that the staffers present overwhelmingly supported Brazile, and that some of the staffers had tears in their eyes due to the speech being so moving.

Brazile herself was recently in some hot water when she was caught leaking CNN debate questions to the Clinton campaign. This in turn caused CNN to let her go as one of their analysts. A fact that she remains unapologetic for.

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