Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) faced tough questioning on CNN Wednesday night, with host Don Lemon asking her why she believes President Barack Obama's denial of knowledge regarding scandals, but not Gov. Chris Christie's.
"So, I would imagine that you are not buying that he didn't know about it and that he is blaming it on his top aides after those emails surfaced. You're not buying that, correct?" Lemon asked.
"His statements thus far have proven that he is not the straight shooter that he has claimed to be," Wasserman-Schultz replied.
Lemon then asked the DNC chair why she took Obama's word for not being aware of the scandals that have plagued his administration, but not Christie's.
[sharequote align="center"]"...what’s the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?”[/sharequote]
“He didn’t know about the NSA spying on allies, he didn’t know about the Obamacare website, he didn’t know that you wouldn’t be able to keep your doctor, so what’s the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?” Lemon asked.
“The difference is the issue that President Obama said he didn’t know about were policy issues, this is a scandal," she responded, dismissing the comparison.
On Wednesday, emails released appeared to tie Christie's staff to a plot aimed at punishing a local Democratic mayor.
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