Tale Of Two States – Debbie Wasserman Schultz Supports Iran Bill At Home, Opposes In DC


debbie wasserman-schultzJewish community leaders in South Florida are growing frustrated with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) over her conflicting statements regarding a bipartisan Iran sanctions measure in the House, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

While in DC, Ms. Wasserman Schultz is, reportedly, increasing efforts to block a House resolution backing new sanctions on Iran, She has told her hometown press that she is open to new sanctions.

Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s spokeswoman Mara Sloan told the Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin on Saturday that the congresswoman supports “holding off on new sanctions until the diplomacy plays out.”

However, Sloan said the opposite to Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo.

“Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Iran and will continue to be,” Sloan was quoted as saying.

Wasserman Schultz’s staffers in D.C. and Florida have had a difficult time explaining her stance to constituents, according to several who called her office.

Staffers in Wasserman Schultz’s office “did not deny the [original Free Beacon] article,” pro-Israel activist and Florida resident Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun, president of the Orthodox Alliance of Florida told The Free Beacon. “I asked them specifically and they wouldn’t issue a denial. I was sorely disappointed once again. It’s not enough to just say you’re pro-Israel.”

AIPAC has been quietly urging key supporters in South Florida to demand that Wasserman Schultz explain her actions.

“The article included below about Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocking bipartisan Iran sanctions came out yesterday and, simply put, we need to know if the story is true,” the letter states, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.

“So, we are asking you, our leaders in the pro-Israel community, to reach out to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office and respectfully ask the congresswoman if the Free Beacon article is true,” AIPAC writes. “If the article is not true, then please ask if the congresswoman will issue a statement supporting the Cantor-Hoyer [Iran sanctions] Resolution.”

(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)


  1. That’s Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz for you! She thinks you are so darned stupid you would keep voting for her. Meanwhile she is the dimmest bulb in the fixture if ya know what i mean.