DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz can’t seem to agree with fellow Democrats about what Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter actually meant what she said that Mitt Romney’s claims he left Bain Capital in Feb. 1999 potentially amounted to “a felony.”
Cutter partially backed away from her comments Monday during an appearance on CNN, insinuating that Romney was merely lying to the American people and that he wasn’t a criminal, yet said she didn’t regret having used the term.
Yet the news has yet to reach Wasserman Schultz who continued the “felony” strategy Monday during an appearance on MSNBC with Thomas Roberts. The MSNBC host challenged the DNC chairwoman about the lack of evidence to back up the Obama campaign’s assertion that Romney was in charge of Bain Capital’s operations after he left in 1999.
“What Stephanie said, rightfully so, was that either Mitt Romney was lying on SEC forms and misrepresenting to his investors, which could be a felony,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Either Romney was “the sole owner, president, CEO of Bain Capital from 1999 until almost 2001” or he wasn’t, Wasserman Schultz continued.
“If he was president, sole owner, CEO then he is to be held accountable for the decisions that were made for the outsourcing of jobs that took place during that time,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Mitt Romney is running for president of the United States, and you know he and his leadership team need to put their big boy and big girl pants on and defend his record.”