DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz confused viewers over the weekend after saying she had “no idea” about the political affiliation of a pro-Obama super PAC started by two former Obama aides.
Responding to the “Mitt Romney killed my wife” ad on Fox News Sunday, Schultz remarked: “First of all, that’s a Priorities USA ad. It is not a Democratic ad. It’s a Priorities USA super PAC…I have no idea the political affiliation of folks who are associated with that super PAC. … that is not affiliated with our campaign or with the party.”
She later took to Twitter to clarify (as we mentioned in our previous piece):
But the DNC Chair apparently didn’t get her message across, and was asked about the peculiar comment with Soledad O’Brien on Monday.
Watch the entire clip, which includes an interesting dissection of why Paul Ryan appeals to voters, via Mediaite:
After repeating Schultz’s Sunday quote, with particular emphasis on how she has “no idea” about the political affiliation of Priorities USA, O’Brien skeptically asked: “really?”
“Soledad,” Schultz responded with little humor, “of course I know the Priorities USA Super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated Super PAC. The point I was trying to make was that that ad was produced by a separate organization, and organization that we don’t coordinate with and we have nothing to do with.”