Alabama Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy Worley: ‘I have no plans to step down’
During this week’s broadcast of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) chairwoman Nancy Worley once again defended her party’s leadership and how the party selects its leaders.
Worley reacted to actions from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) revoking her and ADP vice chairman Randy Kelley’s convention credential.
She dismissed the relevance of having those credentials and insisted she would remain as the party’s head despite the actions of the DNC.
“I have no plans to step down,” she said. “I was reelected last August. And the other side supporting another candidate — if that candidate had won, I don’t think we would have heard one single word about any of the controversy. But since I won reelection and the slate they supported — every single person was defeated, then all of a sudden everything is wrong with the party.”
Worley said her detractors, including the DNC, Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) and others wanted to take away the rights of blacks voting in proportionate numbers on the state committee.
“There are a lot of institutions in this state, in this country that re-fight the Civil War,” she said. “The [State Democratic Executive Committee] is no different from that. There are people that just can’t accept that blacks vote in such high numbers for the Democratic Party, and as a result of that they get more representation.”
Dailey asked Worley to clarify remarks made earlier this month regarding “a special circle of hell” for her adversaries at the DNC.
“I was referring to ‘Dante’s Inferno,’ but obviously I said there was a special place in hell for people who take away the rights of blacks in Alabama based on proportionate numbers of who vote in the party because blacks have fought hard to win the right to vote,” she explained. “Blacks have fought hard to register others to vote, and to educate them and to get people out to the polls and vote.”