DNC chair on super PACs: We ‘play by the rules that exist right now’

By David Ferguson
Thursday, February 9, 2012 9:41 EDT
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Screen grab of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee appeared on CNN’s Starting Point Thursday morning to defend President Obama’s decision to accept super PAC money as part of his reelection campaign.

Critics have accused the president of “flip-flopping” on the issue in that he has spoken out against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. Also, President Obama has said that he would support a constitutional amendment making super PACs illegal.

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) said that the Democratic Party cannot “unilaterally disarm” in the face of the millions that Republicans have already spent on the race. “We have to play by the rules that exist right now,” she said.

Watch the clip, embedded via Mediaite, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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