“How dare you hire someone who was diametrically opposed to Planned Parenthood” – Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Komen founder Nancy Brinker.
In her new tell-all book, “Planned Bullyhood,” former Susan G. Komen executive Karen Handel paints Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as one of the most intimidating of the “schoolyard thugs” that forced Komen to reverse its decision to pull grants from Planned Parenthood.
Handel accuses Wasserman Schultz of placing a phone call to Komen founder Nancy Brinker that was “extremely ugly in its tone” on the night before news broke that Komen would block grants for cancer screening to Planned Parenthood. She writes that Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, told Brinker she would regret the decision and scolded her for hiring Handel, a known anti-abortion advocate.
“According to Nancy, Wasserman Schultz raised one additional issue: me,” Handel writes. “I wrote down precisely what Nancy said Wasserman Schultz had said: ‘How dare you hire someone who was diametrically opposed to Planned Parenthood.’”