"Essentially, with Jerusalem, it was a technical omission and nothing more than that," Wasserman Schultz said Thursday on CNN. "There was never any discussion or debate commentary over adding or subtracting it."She also denied that there was any discord on the floor over the reintroduction of the language, provoking a protest from CNN's Anderson Cooper. "That's an alternate reality," he spluttered. "From a reality standpoint ... to say flat-out, there was no discord, is just not true."
Here's the video of the purported discord; judge for yourself.
I marvel at the type of person – they exist on both sides of the aisle, of course – who can sit in front of an interviewer and unblushingly mouth preposterous, obvious untruths like this. I'm not talking about arguments over budgetary intricacies or even semantics, like whether "sexual relations" includes oral sex. I'm talking about things like, "I never said X," when you're on video saying X. Or "The LA Times said Y," when it said nothing of the sort. Human beings may be genetically programmed to lie in a lot of situations, but standing in front of an audience, pointing at something white and saying, "It's black" is contrary to most of our instincts.
As I said, there are people on both sides who do this. Certainly cable news would be less interesting without them. Wasserman Schultz is particularly bad at it, possibly because she lacks the agility or intelligence to gloss over the naked falsity of some of her claims. She's been a great DNC Chair – for the GOP.