The Democratic National Committee has refused to reprimand Debbie Wasserman Schultz or apologize for her outrageous comments about Scott Walker. The chairwoman recently claimed that the governor of Wisconsin was giving women "the back of his hand" and "grabbing them by the hair" by promoting Republican policies. Pundits quickly criticized the chairwoman for likening Walker's leadership to domestic violence abuse. Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, challenged Walker's Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Mary Burke, on Twitter to distance herself from such callous comments. While he didn't get a response from her, he did receive one from DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee. Based on his crass answer, it seems the DNC is telling him to "talk to the hand."
@MoElleithee Enough. This isn't a game to score political points. It's personal to me & millions of others. Apologize. The end.— Sarah Isgur Flores (@whignewtons) September 4, 2014
Leave it to the DNC to try and overshadow Wasserman Schultz's comments by recycling the old "GOP is waging a war on women" claim.
The RNC responded to Elleithee's rude retort:
The DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz should apologize for DWS’s callous comments. But instead of doing the right thing by admitting they were wrong they are busy trying to score political points. Just see the DNC Communications Director’s, Mo Elleithee, response to Priebus. This is bigger than politics, and politicians should not use domestic violence to launch attacks—it is rude to survivors of domestic abuse and to all those who believe being pro-life is not being anti women.
There is no excuse for Wasserman Schultz's offensive claims. To try and appease her critics, she weakly proclaimed, "I shouldn't have used those words." We're all waiting for a real apology.