Katie Pavlich

Apparently, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz doesn't believe the rules apply to her. In Florida yesterday, the Congresswoman was asked to stop blocking traffic into a parking lot in front of a polling location. According to reports, this led to Wasserman-Schultz not only arguing with a police officer, but she abused her power by "making a phone call" to a higher authority to try and intimidate the officer into letting her break the rules. More from the Shark-Tank:

A group of sign-waving campaign ralliers comprised of both Democrat and Republican supporters outside an Aventura, Florida polling location witnessed Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz get involved in a heated altercation with an Aventura policeman after she apparently took issue with his request to not engage in campaign activities in the street which would hold up oncoming traffic.

She listened to the police officer’s respectful and reasonable request, but Wasserman Schultz continued to argue with the police officer, according to several people who witnessed the incident.

Wasserman Schultz was greeting voters and waiving her campaign signs on a street that leading into the polling site and was obstructing traffic by stopping cars before they could even enter the parking area.

The police officer respectfully asked Wasserman Schultz to move onto the sidewalk as everyone else was required to do, but the  Congresswoman was unhappy with not being able to campaign how she saw it fit.  Unnerved by the simple request from a police officer, Wasserman Schultz made a “well placed” phone call to some unknown individual in a position of authority.  Five minutes later, the Aventura City Mayor came to the scene and was confronted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and proceeded to get an earful from her as well. 

Can we say she was suppressing voters by keeping them away from the parking lot? I think that's fair.


Katie Pavlich

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