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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

CNN’s Morgan blasts Democrat over Libya

Here are some of the things that CNN’s Piers Morgan gets Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to say regarding the Obama administration’s scandalous and shifting explanations for the Benghazi attacks:

On why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said that the attacks were somehow related to spontaneous protests over a controversial film: “These investigations are complicated and detailed. and rather than say absolutely nothing, rather than not give information to the American people, Ambassador Rice went out and talked about what they believed to be happening at the time,” said Wasserman Schultz.

On Republicans moving to get answers from the administration: ”It is irresponsible and un-American, quite frankly, for my Republican colleagues in Congress to be jumping on this immediately as a political opportunity,” said Wasserman Schultz.

On what we need to do: “We don’t need to have Mitt Romney and the Republicans in Congress taking — their first instinct being to take cheap political shots,” said Wasserman Schultz.

To Morgan’s question as to whether it’s un-American to put out “completely false statements before you know the facts.”: “Piers, it is not OK for you to be saying that the administration was putting out false information,” said Wasserman Schultz.

At this point, the discussion devolves into a semantic game over the meaning of “false,” a game that Wasserman Schultz loses. This kind of heat on public officials over Libya feels good. It’s overdue.As is Morgan’s charge that Wasserman Schultz is “flogging the wrong dead horse.”

By  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, debbie wasserman schultz, libya, benghazi

 
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