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General News    H3'ed 6/20/11

Rove Attacks Wasserman Schultz as "Debbie Downer"

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Wasserman Schultz, in an interview on MSNBC Tuesday, echoed the demand of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) that Rove would not be allowed to invoke executive privilege to avoid testifying. Rove could not invoke the privilege since he said he did not have conversations with the president about the attorneys' firing, Wasserman Schultz said.

Asked by MSNBC host Dan Abrams if the committee would go far as having Rove arrested, Wasserman said it would.

"Well, if that's what it takes," she said. "I mean we really cannot allow the co-equal branch of government, the legislative branch, to be trampled upon by the executive branch. The founding fathers established three branches of government. We are a co-equal branch, and this is an administration that essentially has ignored and disrespected the role of the legislative branch for far too long."

If Wasserman Schultz's fellow Democrats had exhibited some spine, Karl Rove might be in federal prison right now--or well on his way there. Instead, he is free to fleece money from corporate interests and use it to produce childish ads about "Debbie Downer." What a country.

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