Asked about the ad on Fox News Sunday, Wasserman Schultz said she has “no idea the political affiliation of folks who are associated” with Priorities USA. She also noted, “That is a super PAC ad that is not affiliated with the campaign or the party.” She further noted that the ad raises valid questions about Mitt Romney‘s time with Bain Capital.
Many have been criticizing the connection between the super PAC and the Obama campaign, particularly given that those who started it, Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, formerly worked with Obama.
Hoping to draw a parallel, Wasserman Schultz flipped the issue. “There are so many questions about Barack Obama’s patriotism and whether he is even an American,” she said. “Where is the same indignation?”
Later, she took to Twitter to clarify her comment:
Clearly Priorities USA is a Democratic SuperPAC. Was trying to state the obvious: we have no control over their activities.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) August 12, 2012
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