Debbie Wasserman Schultz Steps in It Again

Published on October 22, 2012

On Monday, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd sat down with DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz in Florida, where he asked questions relating to tonight’s presidential debate on foreign policy, including one regarding her thoughts on what Mitt Romney will bring to the table that is different from what Obama has and will propose.

Wasserman Schultz told Todd that Obama will “keep our eye on the prize” and protect American from harmful forces — a contrast, she added, to the “backwards cowboy justice Mitt Romney would drag us back to.” At least it’s not reverse cowgirl justice, though. Then, moments later, she said that it is “unclear” what, exactly, Romney would do differently than Obama.

Todd immediately noted the contradiction, telling Wasserman Schultz that she’d just said two different things.

“And that’s the nature of Mitt Romney’s focus in foreign policy has been,” she said. “Who knows what… he hasn’t said what he would do differently. He has done a lot of bellicose chest-thumping.”

Todd pressed her to say whether she thought Romney would do things differently than Obama, to which she replied by saying she had “no idea.” She later added, however, that Romney has “flirted” with the idea of engaging the U.S. in more military action.