Wasserman Schultz: Benghazi Investigation Meant to Drive GOP Turnout Since They Lost on Obamacare (Video)
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) clashed over politicizing the Benghazi investigation today on CNN.
Wasserman Schultz accused the GOP of using the Benghazi investigation to drive voter turnout – since they lost on Obamacare(?)
Mediaite has video:
The Hill reported:
“Tea Party Zombies Must Die” contains politically provocative imagery, like walking through the offices of Koch Industries wielding a shotgun, or attending a sparsely populated tea party rally and killing activists with a crowbar.
“The bottom line here is that Republicans have clearly lost the ability, because we’ve had such a precipitous drop among Republicans even in their fervor for repealing the Affordable Care Act, that they are clearly doing this to drive their turnout,” Wasserman Schultz said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning.
“The Republicans have lost this as an issue that they can gin their base up. That’s why they’ve turned to this select committee on Benghazi.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) laughed at the suggestion that ObamaCare was no longer a salient issue for Republicans.
“This is the issue Democrats are running from, and rightfully so,” she said.
In the latest Washington Post poll, 58 percent of consumers said the new law is causing higher costs while only 11 percent said it is reducing them.