Wasserman Schultz, CNN’s Cooper Squabble on Air

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 01:36 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and CNN commentator Anderson Cooper got into it live on TV Thursday night.

Cooper assailed the Florida representative for misquoting the Los Angeles Times in a fundraising e-mail. That letter also incorrectly stated Mitt Romney’s position concerning the Republican Party platform’s stance on abortion, he said, according to Politico.

The L.A. Times quote was used “completely out of context,” said Cooper, brandishing a copy of the e-mail.

“The DNC chairwoman calls out Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for saying they don’t entirely agree with that plank [denying abortion under any circumstances],” Cooper said. “And here’s how she backs it up [in the e-mail]: ‘Guess what? The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote, ‘written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.’”

But that quote “was ripped out of a sentence,” he said. The complete quote was: “Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”

The changes would have allowed abortion for instances such as rape.

“Do you at least acknowledge that the quote that you gave from The L.A. Times is completely incorrect?” Cooper asked.

“No, I don’t acknowledge that. I know that is what you’re saying,” Wasserman Schultz responded. “Anderson, what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter.”

Cooper’s reply: “I think what you say does matter. You’re quoting the L.A. Times, and you’ve misquoted them to back up a position.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Texas Lt. Gov.: Mexican Government Helping Illegals

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 08:14 AM

Mexican officials are abetting the illegal migration of thousands of children into the United States, Texas Lt. Gov. Dav . . .

Lawyers: Fast-Track Deportations Don't Protect Kid's Rights

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 07:51 AM

There is push-back from immigration lawyers against the Justice Department's decision to move more swiftly to deport Cen . . .

Medicare Relatively Sound, Social Security Disability Shakier

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 07:37 AM

Medicare will be able to pay full hospital coverage for its clients through 2030. Social Security's disability program w . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved