Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is asking Republican presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio, to cancel an upcoming fundraiser because the host of the event, Harlan Crow, happens to have a collection of Nazi art on display in his home.
While Rubio has said that Wasserman Schultz and he have been “close personal friends,” the south Florida congresswoman has been everything but friendly to him.
Over the past several years, Wasserman Schultz has called Rubio “sinister,” an “extremist,” not to mention referring to him a Republican “zealot,” as well as being “out of touch” with the Hispanic community.
Columnist Michael Barone gave his take on the issue:
I know Harlan Crow, who is on the board of trustees of the American Enterprise Institute where I am a resident fellow, and I have been in his house. He is well known for his collection of historic artifacts. In his garden he has placed statues of totalitarian leaders which he has purchased after the fall of totalitarian regimes. That doesn’t mean, Madame Chairman, that he endorses those regimes; it means he celebrates their downfall. To suggest that he is a Nazi sympathizer is a vile smear.
But as Wasserman Schultz tries to tie Rubio and his supporters with supporting the the Nazis, let’s not forget that she is the very same person who said that the Tea Party stood around with “swastikas.”
Remember this gem of a video? Go to the 2:45 minute mark.
Barone also points out that his “stunt” by Wasserman Schultz is probably her just trying to distract away from he recent support of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.