Wasserman Schultz condemned by own party, speaks out on crass domestic abuse-related remarks

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Photo Credit: realclearpolitics.com
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz
Photo Credit: realclearpolitics.com

Scorned even by her own party for her insulting remarks about Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., apologized on Thursday for her poor choice of words.

“I shouldn’t have used the words I used,” the congresswoman said in a statement, referring to remarks made the previous day, saying the governor “had given women the back of his hand…grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back.”

While  Walker described her disparaging and dishonest remarks as a “new low,” his Democratic opponent’s team also backed off the obvious balderdash, saying of their candidate,  “it was not the type of language that Mary Burke would use,” the New York Daily News reported.

The Democratic National Committee also distanced itself from its Chairwoman’s words.

“Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue, and the congresswoman was by no means belittling the very real pain survivors experience,” said Deputy Communications Director Lily Adams.

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A representative for the Republican Governors Association described Wasserman Schultz’s comments as “appalling and shameful,” saying it was “sad that the head of a national party committee, out of ideas to move her party forward, feels the need to resort to absurd statements like this,” the Daily News reported.

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Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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