On Sunday’s airing of CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Candy Crowley confronted Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over an ad aimed at Colorado Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Gardner, which according to Crowley would be considered to be extremist rhetoric.
Wasserman Schultz, however, took it a step further in her response and agreed with an assertion from Crowley, who said, “Democrats’ overall message is yes, ISIS is scary. Yes, Ebola is scary but Republicans are a lot scarier.”
Partial transcript as follows:
CROWLEY: Let me pop in here, Congresswoman, for one second.
I want – I want to play you something. This is a DSCC ad not from you all but from your Democrat counterparts in the Senate and this is against Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner and it’s about his stance on abortion. I want to play a brief clip.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gardner wants to ban abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That’s extreme.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Cory Gardner is wrong.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Cory Gardner is way too extreme for Colorado.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CROWLEY: So we’ve heard this in previous elections, too extreme, too extreme their Tea Party, we can’t work with them. So, it seems that the Democrats’ overall message is yes, ISIS is scary. Yes, Ebola is scary but Republicans are a lot scarier.
SCHULTZ: Well, that’s right. Cory Gardner is a sponsor of a bill that would prevent women from being able to get access to make their own reproductive choices even in the case of rape or incest.
PRIEBUS: OK, now hang on a second.
SCHULTZ: The last thing we did before we left for the recess was vote to sue the president for doing his job when the Republicans won’t even do their job. They won’t work with us.
(h/t RCP Video)
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