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December 07, 2011

Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasts GOP'ers, defends President Obama

The chair of the Democratic National Committee blasted back at the GOP presidential hopefuls who took aim at President Barack Obama's Israel policy today, saying they're trying to appeal to Jewish voters on foreign policy matters because there's nothing in their social agenda that speaks to the values of the Jewish community.

"Because they know they can't attract voters with their domestic policy, Republicans turn to Israel and attempt to make the Jewish state a partisan issue as a last ditch attempt to sway the Jewish community's vote," she told reporters on a conference call. 

Wasserman Schultz defended the Obama administration, saying U.S. military assistance has been raised to unprecedented levels, including the largest-ever security assistance funding outlay in 2010, and $3 billion for 2011. 

"What we heard today was a lot of bluster from a bunch of candidates who are quick to support wiping out Israel's foreign aid budget when talking in one forum, only to say something different when talking to the Republican Jewish coalition," she said.

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