In an interview posted yesterday by USA Today, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz discussed gun control and a "hardcore group of Tea Party extremists" who, she declared, are "in charge of the House of Representatives right now."
Wasserman Schultz told interviewer Susan Page that "Congress is 'hurtling' toward a fiscal crisis in the next few weeks over financing the government and raising the debt ceiling." The DNC chair also decried the Tea Party conservatives in the House by saying that the GOP has "been engaged in an internecine battle and an internal civil war, and the Tea Party has won."
"Because John Boehner has stopped leading and is letting the tail wag the dog with the Tea Party controlling the direction they go, unfortunately, they are willing to really jeopardize our already fragile economic recovery."
Wasserman Schultz also said that,
"unfortunately, Speaker Boehner decided that it was more important to stay in power then it was to actually lead and who's in charge of the House of Representatives right now is a hardcore group of Tea Party extremists..."
But all is not lost, as a government shutdown will help the Democrats politically, as reported by Page.
Wasserman Schultz said,
"If the government shuts down, it will be the Republicans that caused it."
Of course, the fear-mongering surrounding a government shutdown is clearly a political ploy, as President Obama and his allies have repeatedly said that they are not willing to negotiate on the debt ceiling, as previously reported by the Examiner.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also said that in the wake of the Washington Navy Yard mass killing, Republicans are "petrified" of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and "refuse" to pass "any common sense changes in the laws related to gun safety." Wasserman Schultz failed to mention that the shooting occurred in a "gun free zone" in a town with strict gun control laws, yet still "finished first in gun-related robberies per 100,000 people – with 242.56" as reported by Jason Howerton of TheBlaze.