Tuesday, a piece in The Washington Examiner quoting Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) claiming that she was told by the Israeli Ambassador to the United States that he believed the GOP was “dangerous for Israel” sparked controversy. Rep. Wasserman Schultz has since denied ever saying that quote, but the audio of that comment has since surfaced and exposed Wasserman Schultz’s false denials.
Speaking to a group of Jewish Democrats in Charlotte on Monday, Rep. Wasserman Schultz was quoted saying, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”
Appearing on Fox News Channel on Tuesday night, anchor Shepard Smith confronted Wasserman Shultz with the quote. She denied that she ever said that and told Smith that she was intentionally misquoted by a conservative news outlet.
“Unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. Not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me,” said Wasserman Schultz.
The audio of her speech before that gather of Jewish Democrats has since surfaced and shows that Wasserman Schultz was accurately quoted by The Washington Examiner.
Watch Wasserman Schultz claiming she was misquoted below via Fox News Channel:
Listen to the direct quote in which Wasserman Schultz claims Oren told her the GOP was dangerous below:
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