DNC Head Walks Back Comments About Scott Walker ‘Grabbing Us by the Hair’
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz came under fire yesterday for comments she made about Republican Governor Scott Walker that evoked images of domestic violence. Well, today, Wasserman Schultz sent out a statement walking back her comments.
Yesterday she said, “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality… What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.”
After condemnation by Republicans, and even some Democrats, Wasserman Schultz sent this statement to CBS News:
Wasserman Schultz conceded, “I shouldn’t have used the words I used.” But, she went on, “that shouldn’t detract from the broader point that I was making that Scott Walker’s policies have been bad for Wisconsin women. Whether it’s mandating ultrasounds, repealing an equal pay law, or rejecting federal funding for preventative health care, Walker’s record speaks for itself.”
So not quite a full apology.
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