While appearing on Ralston Reports, a Nevada-based political talk show hosted by John Ralston, DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., got called out for lying about Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, the Daily Caller reported Wednesday.
“Just take a state like Nevada, where you have a governor who refused to implement a state exchange and as a result people who get Affordable Care Act health-care plans are getting them on the federal exchange,” she told Ralston. There's only one problem -- Schultz had her "facts" completely wrong, and was corrected.
“Let me just stop you for a second, because you’re misinformed about that,” Ralston said in response. “Brian Sandoval put in a state exchange. He did, so whoever briefed you on that is wrong. He did put in a state exchange. He was the first Republican governor to do that.”
The Florida Democrat was immediately put on the defensive, Chuck Ross said. While she admitted her mistake, she attempted to spin it by telling Ralston she's not from Nevada.
“OK. That’s not even the point I’m making,” she told Ralston. “I stand corrected. I’m not from Nevada.”
“I know, that’s why I say, it’s not your fault,” Ralston responded, covering for Wasserman Schultz. Video of her comments can be seen above.
It's not the first time that Wasserman Schultz has been caught not being truthful in her statements. As we reported during the 2012 election, she was caught in a lie after claiming that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said GOP criticism of Obama is dangerous for Israel.
“We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel,” she said at a DNC training session for Jews in the Democratic Party. Later, she claimed she never made the statement despite audio provided by the Washington Examiner.
"I didn't say he said that," she told Fox News. "And unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper, it's not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me."
In 2011, two fact-checkers revealed that Wasserman Schultz lied about Paul Ryan's Medicare plan. Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post and factcheck.org both said her statements about Ryan's plan were patently false. Partly as a result of her lies, Democrats won a special congressional election held in New York.