AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile and longtime ABC News White House Corespondent Ann Compton spoke at Auburn University’s Student Center Ballroom Tuesday evening.
The event, which was part of the University’s Critical Conversations Speaker Series, was meant to be a dialog on recent political events, especially how they relate to the media.
The conversation was moderated by Auburn University Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity Taffye Benson-Clayton and featured questions from members of the Auburn community who were encouraged to use the hashtag #AUConvos.
This program comes as Brazile has made headlines over her account of the 2016 presidential election during which she served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee. In her newly published book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, Brazile describes how the Hillary Clinton campaign held major influence over the DNC during the election, even before Clinton was officially the party’s nominee.
Brazile’s allegation’s eventually led several major Democratic leaders, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, to state that the 2016 Democratic Primary Election was rigged in favor of Clinton.
Eagle Eye TV’s current Station Manager Brandon Etheredge and former Station Manager Tiensae Teshome introduced Brazile and Compton at the event.