Dem Rep Accuses DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz of Lying (VIDEO)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) accused DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of lying about disinviting the Hawaiian representative from tonight’s Democrat-Socialist debate.
Yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was promoted from Captain to Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard.
The Hill reported:
Democrats are battling one another offstage ahead of the party’s first 2016 debate, with a prominent lawmaker engaged in a fierce war of words with the party chairman.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is all but calling DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz a liar as the two publicly battle over whether Gabbard was disinvited from Tuesday night’s debate.
Gabbard stood by her claims in a string of interviews Monday night and Tuesday, arguing she was being punished for vocally criticizing her party for only holding six debates.
“It’s not surprising to me that she is saying things that aren’t true,” she said of her House colleague during an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) fired back in her own round of interviews. Asked on the same MSNBC program whether she told Gabbard not to come to the debate, she replied, “that is simply not the case.”
“What we said, as my staff communicated to her staff, is that she needed to focus on the issues and make a commitment to do that, and in fact, she said yesterday in a news interview that if she came, she would be a distraction and so she chose not to come,” Wasserman Schultz said.
For the record… It’s not the first time Wasserman Schultz was caught lying.