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Wasserman Schultz on 'Meet the Press' takes on 'bullet' rhetoric



U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, joined members of Congress on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday to talk about the 'demonization' of the political opposition after Saturday's tragic shooting of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. During the discussion, Republican Trent Franks of Arizona said America was a country created on solving problems with "ballots and not bullets." Wasserman Schultz used the reference to make a claim about Republican Rep. Allen West's first chief of staff, saying she once said the reverse phrase while speaking at a tea party rally. Did she? PolitiFact Florida looks into the claim here.


[Last modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 5:29pm]


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