Like I said in the Schumer post on this, apparently DWS has no problem with Steny Hoyer publicly saying Republicans “want to shoot Obama.”
(The Hill) — Republicans “clearly meant” to foster a negative and vitriolic tone in the fight over raising the debt ceiling when they showed a clip from “The Town” at a conference meeting, Democratic leaders charged Wednesday.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the assistant Democratic leader, questioned the use of the clip from the Ben Affleck film, which includes a dialog between characters shortly before a violent assault.
“When we set out to get our country’s deficit problem in order and under control, we knew that it would be a difficult debate,” Wasserman Schultz said at a press conference at the DNC. “But I don’t think anyone anticipated that our disagreements would lead to the type of vitriol and negative tone that this clip was clearly meant to incite.”
“Not only did the Republican leadership apparently think this clip appropriate for their meeting. Those in attendance seemed to embrace its message,” she added.
Wasserman Schultz didn’t call for an apology and suggested it would’ve been more appropriate to use clips from the sports movies “Rudy” or “Hoosiers,” or the World War II series “Band of Brothers.”