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Conduct Unbecoming a Congresswoman: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's Questionable Decorum on National Television Not Worthy of an Elected Official

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Debbie's Disrespect and Derision Sets a Terrible Example in an Already Charged Political Climate

It is no secret that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is one of the most fiercely partisan liberal ideologues in Congress. But in addition to her never-ending political partisanship and spin, Debbie has also acquired a reputation for displaying unnecessary rudeness and arrogance on numerous occasions as a guest on nationally-televised political talk shows.

This questionable pattern of behavior was on full display during her interview yesterday with Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday in a joint television appearance with her congressional colleague Eric Cantor. Not content with the more than ample time that she had to express her purely partisan point of view, Debbie continually interrupted, laughed, and talked over Congressman Cantor's allotted time as he attempted to respond to Debbie's partisan political rhetoric. Political differences aside, this type of disrespect for a fellow Congressman-- with the sole purpose of interfering with her colleague's air time to gain a partisan advantage-- is conduct unbecoming for a Congresswoman, and a classic example of how not to respectfully conduct yourself on television in front of a national audience.

"We all know that politics is oftentimes contentious, but Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has an obligation to set an example to the public and conduct herself respectfully while expressing her point of view," said Karen Harrington, candidate for Congress in Florida's 20th Congressional District. "Her very poor decorum and disrespectful television demeanor towards Congressman Cantor in front of a national audience is proof positive that she still does not understand the fact that respect is a two-way street, even with your political opponents."


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