Outrageous DNC Chair: Gov. Walker 'Has Given Women the Back of His Hand'
Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) is drawing some backlash for making an allusion to domestic violence during remarks critical of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).
"Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality."
"What Republican Tea Party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. And it's unacceptable and it's not going to happen on our watch."
Walker responded on Twitter, asking for support in his re-election bid:
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) September 4, 2014
Wasserman Schultz made the remarks at an appearance in Milwaukee in which she criticized Walker's record on women's issues. Walker is running for re-election against Democrat Mary Burke.
Burke's press secretary, Stephanie Wilson, responded by suggesting that Burke does not agree with Wasserman Schultz's choice of words.
"That's not the type of language that Mary Burke would use, or has used, to point out the clear differences in this contest," Wilson said.
The Fox and Friends hosts discussed the inflammatory comment this morning, with Steve Doocy wondering whether other news outlets will point out the remark.
He argued that if a Republican had used such language, it would be the "lead of every newscast."